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Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get congenital abnormalities?

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience in Neonatology
Genes: Congenital anomolies usually stem from a genetic origin, whereas environmental or lifestyle can cause syndromes, such as fetal alchohol syndrome.
Answered on May 3, 2015
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
True, tho alcohol & other toxins can cause abnormal development of the fetal brain, eyes,, heart, digits & kidneys as part of the syndrome.
Nov 27, 2012

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