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What causes gastroschisis?
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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: We don't know
We know that gastroschisis is more common in young mothers, and in mothers who smoke cigarettes.
We also know that the rate of gastroschisis in babies is rising in many places , possibly related to exposure to chemicals in the environment, but there is a lot we don't know about why it happens.

In brief: We don't know
We know that gastroschisis is more common in young mothers, and in mothers who smoke cigarettes.
We also know that the rate of gastroschisis in babies is rising in many places , possibly related to exposure to chemicals in the environment, but there is a lot we don't know about why it happens.
Dr. Danae Steele
Dr. Danae Steele
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Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Unknown
The cause of gastroschisis is not known.

In brief: Unknown
The cause of gastroschisis is not known.
Dr. Stephen Kim
Dr. Stephen Kim
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Dr. David Galbraith
Pediatrics
In brief: Largely uknown
The cause of gastroschisis is not known, but there are certain statistical associations such as younger maternal age, alcohol consumption or smoking during pregnancy, & certain medications or infections.
For more information go to the birth defects homepage of the cdc at: www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/birthdefects and select specific birth defects in the left column; scroll down to "gastroschisis".

In brief: Largely uknown
The cause of gastroschisis is not known, but there are certain statistical associations such as younger maternal age, alcohol consumption or smoking during pregnancy, & certain medications or infections.
For more information go to the birth defects homepage of the cdc at: www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/birthdefects and select specific birth defects in the left column; scroll down to "gastroschisis".
Dr. David Galbraith
Dr. David Galbraith
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