What causes craniofacial abnormalities and growth retardation? 4 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic abnormality that occurs due to an extra copy of chromosome 21. It causes lifelong developmental delays that can range from moderate to severe. It cannot be cured but can be managed wit...

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy can give birth to babies with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. These disorders range from mild to severe. They can be behavioral, physical, related to learning, or all of th...

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Cleft Palate And Lip

Cleft palate and cleft lip, also referred to as orofacial defects, are birth defects that affect more than 7,000 babies in the United States every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A cleft li...

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Acrodysostosis

Genetic changes that occur while the fetus is growing can cause disorders that are present at birth. These are sometimes referred to as "congenital disorders." Acrodysostosis is one such condition, albeit a rare one...

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