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Is hemophilia a kind of birth defect?

Is hemophilia a kind of birth defect?

Genetic disease: Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that occurs when a person is missing a particular factor in the chain of events that leads to the formation of a blood clot. It is an inherited disease, like some birth defects, but usually the term "birth defect" refers to a physical, or anatomic, problem with a baby, rather than a genetic disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Factor Viii Deficiency (Definition)

Factor VIII deficiency (also known as Hemophilia A) is disease of the blood in which a person lacks a protein necessary for clotting. These patients are prone to excessive ...Read more


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Is hemiplegia due to a porencyphic cyst a type of birth defect?

Is hemiplegia due to a porencyphic cyst a type of birth defect?

Cyst is the defect: The porencephalic cyst by itself is considered a birth defect. The neurological consequence of the cyst, the hemiplegia is more a side effect than a birth defect. This is similar to the lower limb paralysis that would be expected with an open spine defect -spina bifida. In both cases, function of normal nerves is distorted or lost due to the defect. ...Read more

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Describe the concept of a birth defect.?

Describe the concept of a birth defect.?

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. ...Read more

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Is birth defect in part or a whole chromosome?

Is birth defect in part or a whole chromosome?

Depends: Some defects like down syndrome involve a whole extra chromosome, some involve a small portion, some malformations like amniotic bands are not even genetic (not inherited from parents). ...Read more

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What kind of likelihood is there of having more then one child with a neural tube defect?

What kind of likelihood is there of having more then one child with a neural tube defect?

It varies: If parents have had one child with a neural tube defect their risk of having another child with a defect is about 3 %. If they have had two children with the defect their risk increases to about 7 %. A parent who has a neural tube defect also has about a 3 % risk of having a child with a neural tube defect. All of these risks can be lowered significantly by maternal Folic Acid ingestion. ...Read more

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What is the role of a doula in a birth?

What is the role of a doula in a birth?

Support: A doula provides support during pregnancy, birth, and after your baby's been born. It's nice to have an "aunty" to ask, a shoulder to lean on, a hand to squeeze. ...Read more

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What's the chance of having a clubbed thumb as a birth defect?

What's the chance of having a clubbed thumb as a birth defect?

Fair: A duplicated thumb is either a dominant inheritance or 50% chance or a spontaneous occurrence and almost no chance for a sib getting. A club thumb is similar. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy the result of “birth injury?” how is different from a “birth defect”?

Is cerebral palsy the result of “birth injury?” how is different from a “birth defect”?

Cerebral palsy is a : Group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by limitations of mobility & hand use. Fetal brain malformations or ?ed blood flow/oxygen can occur from the 3rd week of gestation till term, especially near the end of the 2nd trimester. Asphyxia during labor & delivery or in the first years of life accounts for ~ 10 of cases, in whom hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is diagnosed. ...Read more

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What kind of likelihood is there of a child being born with transposition of the great arteries?

What kind of likelihood is there of a child being born with transposition of the great arteries?

Uncommon: About 20-30 for every 100, 000 live births. Some type of heart defect occurs in about 8 out of every 1000 births. ...Read more

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What are the chances of passing an atrial septal defect from a parent to a child?

What are the chances of passing an atrial septal defect from a parent to a child?

Very low: An asd, as well as most heart defects, are not hereditary traits that are passed on from parent to offspring. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a congenital abnormality in a baby?

What sort of disease is a congenital abnormality in a baby?

Birth defect: Congenital anomaly is an anatomic abnormality present at birth. There are many conditions that place a baby at risk for having one, but often the cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Is there a mild form of achondroplasia? A semi-dwarf?

Is there a mild form of achondroplasia?  A semi-dwarf?

Several short types: The commonly seen form of achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant form of short limb dwarfism. 80% are new mutations but it can be passed parent to child at a 50%/pregnancy rate. A fetus with a pair of achondroplasia genes has a severe condition & is unlikely to survive infancy. Their are a number of conditions that produce "little people" & you may be thinking of another condition. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a congenital heart defect?

What sort of disease is a congenital heart defect?

Born with it: It is a heart defect you are born with. It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or absent chambers, valves, or blood vessels. Just under 1 % of all babies are born with some type of defect, often minor and temporary. They are usually diagnosed shortly after birth, occasionally much later. ...Read more

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What type of inheritance is involved in spina bifida?

Multifactorial: Isolated spina bifida (myelomeningocele) is a neural tube defect along with anencephaly that exhibits multifactorial determination--a combination of many genes and in utero environmental factors that cross a threshold to produce the defect. A couple having a child with spina bifida or anencephaly has a ~2% risk for each future pregnancy, a risk decreased by preconception folic acid. ...Read more

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Is getting a tetralogy of fallot hereditary?

Is getting a tetralogy of fallot hereditary?

Sometimes: Microdeletion of chromosome 22q11 (digeorge syndrome) is a genetic abnormality that has been linked to tof and other forms of congenital heart defects. It also can occur with down syndrome (trisomy 21), and in patients with no identified genetic abnormality. Heart defects occur in 0.8% of babies, but in 3-5% of those with 1st degree relatives with heart defects. There is a genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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What is a birth defect that keeps a person from walking?

What is a birth defect that keeps a person from walking?

Spina Bifida: While there are a variety of birth defects and inherited diseases that can keep a person from asking, often the most common would be spina bifida. This is where the spinal canal does not fully close during gestation or development. As such the nerves for the lower extremities are not completely formed.. ...Read more

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What is a disorder in chubby women which has the symptom of infertility and a treatment of birth control pills?

What is a disorder in chubby women which has the symptom of infertility and a treatment of birth control pills?

PCOS; not all heavy: You may be thinking of polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos with some major caveats: some women with pcos are overweight, some are normal weight. Not all are 'chubby'. Some women with pcos are infertile/ subfertile, some have normal fertility. Finally birth control pills are a treatment for women with pcos who aren't trying to conceive; if ttc we use Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole, plus metformin, most often. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of preventable birth defect?

What is the most common type of preventable birth defect?

See below: Neural tube defects (ntds): preventable with pre-pregnancy and ante-natal folic acid fetal alcohol syndrome (fas): avoid alcohol intake when trying to conceive and during pregnancy birth defects caused by medications and other substances some of the cardiac defects may be preventable by avoiding maternal obesity. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Birth Defects (Definition)

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