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What is it a congenital defect?
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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Born with
The word congenital means it was present at birth.
So anything noted at birth would qualify as a genetic defect.

In brief: Born with
The word congenital means it was present at birth.
So anything noted at birth would qualify as a genetic defect.
Dr. Renee Harris
Dr. Renee Harris
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Notable problem
The straight interpretation of the word, means a defect present at birth.
In practice, the label is used to describe a significant variation from the norm. A cleft lip would be considered a birth defect, a skin lesion with a strawberry like texture would be considered a simple birth mark.

In brief: Notable problem
The straight interpretation of the word, means a defect present at birth.
In practice, the label is used to describe a significant variation from the norm. A cleft lip would be considered a birth defect, a skin lesion with a strawberry like texture would be considered a simple birth mark.
Dr. James Ferguson
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