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Birth Defects

Causes Of Birth Defects, Prevention Of Birth Defects, Consequences Of Birth Defects

A birth defect is an abnormality, present at birth, of the structure, function, or metabolism of a part of the body. Almost 150,000 babies are born each year with a birth defect. There are more than 4,000 known birth defects, which, when taken together, are the leading cause of infant death in the United States.

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