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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Abnormal tissue Form: In simplistic terms a bd might be considered any abnormality found in a baby at birth. A better, more specific idea is a failure of a tissue or struct ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Alcohol: The avoidable agent best known for producing a variety of birth defects is alcohol.The spectrum of defects varies considerably with the amount consume ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Insufficient folate (folic acid) in the mother's diet has been linked to neural tube birth defects.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Environment: although some birth defects are inherited others come from harmful environmental factors, and others are a result from complex interaction of genes an ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
40 years experience Neonatology
Birth defect causes: 1- genetic; either inherited from parents or just random chance (new mutation) 2- Infection; toxo, herpes, varciella, syphilis, rubella, etc 3- envir ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on definitn: Most accept the definition of bds as anatomical abnormalities, large or small, obvious or not that are present at birth.Some might include gene deriv ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: That varies tremendously. Some are minor and don't need fixing. Some are very severe and can't be fixed at all. Many are in between; they might n ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Controversial: But the overall tide of opinion is that the answer is "no." there was laboratory evidence that lsd could cause damage to germ cells - sperm and eggs - ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several factors: The heart develops rather early so medication exposure in the first trimester can sometimes cause heart problems. Chromosomal or genetic issues also ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Cells getting lost: It's a nonspecific question you asked, but most "congenital heart defects" are caused by the cells failing to go where they're supposed to as the hear ... Read More
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