What are Birth Defects and Congenital Anomalies?
Also known as: congenital abnormalities, congenital disorders
Any unusual physical feature or health problem that is present at the birth of a baby is known as a birth defect or a congenital anomaly. They can range from mild to severe. Some can even threaten a baby's life and require immediate medical treatment.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
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