A 47-year-old member asked:
describe the concept of a birth defect.?
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Dr. James Ferguson answered
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 structure to form properly in fetal development.(cleft palate). A "disruption" can create a bd -loss of fingers to amnionic bands. Chromasome defects lead to several bd's like heart defects.
Answered on Feb 10, 2012
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