3 doctors weighed in:
Are developmental, familial and congenital anomalies different?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
Developmental = failure to meet developmental milestones such as sitting up, walking etc.
This may be aquired from e.g. Birth injury. Familial means that it is a trait within a family, presumably genetic. Congenital is "accidental" with no known cause.

In brief: Not really
Developmental = failure to meet developmental milestones such as sitting up, walking etc.
This may be aquired from e.g. Birth injury. Familial means that it is a trait within a family, presumably genetic. Congenital is "accidental" with no known cause.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors