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Congenital Malformations and Birth Complications

Birth defects, congenital diseases, and congenital malformations are all terms used to describe congenital anomalies. Congenital anomalies are structural or functional abnormalities (for example, metabolic problems) that develop during intrauterine life and can be discovered prenatally, at birth, or later in childhood, such as hearing difficulties. Congenital refers to a condition that exists at or before birth. Infant and childhood mortality, chronic sickness, and disability are all linked to congenital abnormalities. Birth malformations are a common occurrence. Each year, the CDC estimates that 120 000 (1 in 33) newborns are born with birth abnormalities. Approximately 3% to 4% of kids are born with a birth defect. A birth defect is a health concern or a physical deformity that occurs during pregnancy. It might be quite minor or extremely severe. Some birth malformations are life-threatening, and a newborn may only live a few months as a result. "Congenital anomalies" or "congenital abnormalities" are other terms for birth problems. Genetic or environmental causes, or a combination of the two, are responsible for the majority of birth abnormalities (multifactorial birth defects). A combination of genetic and environmental factors causes multifactorial birth abnormalities. To put it another way, a person can inherit a gene that makes them more sensitive to environmental triggers.

Committee Members
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Miles Weinberger

Miles Weinberger

University of California San Diego, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Peter Averkiou

Peter Averkiou

Florida Atlantic University, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Magdy W Attia

Magdy W Attia

Nemours Children's Health Care System, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - David J R Hutchon

David J R Hutchon

Memorial Hospital, Darlington, United Kingdom
EPN 2024 Speakers
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Renee J Dufault

Renee J Dufault

Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - David J Sperbeck

David J Sperbeck

North Star Behavioral Health Hospital, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Kim Amer

Kim Amer

DePaul University School of Nursing, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - James D St Louis

James D St Louis

Augusta University, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Deanna Dahl Grove

Deanna Dahl Grove

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2024 - Berkeley L Bennett

Berkeley L Bennett

Nationwide Children's Hospital, United States

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