In a birth defect, a newborn has an abnormal body part or body chemistry. The defect may cause a physical disability, mental disability, or death. Birth defects have many causes.
This section includes information about:
- congenital hand and foot anomalies
- fetal hydantoin syndrome
- prune-belly syndrome
- tongue tie
Spina bifida and craniofacial disorders such as cleft lip or cleft palate are not included in this section.
Visit these websites for more information:
Birth Defects - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
Birth Defects and Genetic Conditions - March of Dimes
Diagnosing Birth Defects - The Rubino OB/GYN Group
I.B.I.S. - International Birth Defects Information Systems