Awareness About Common Congenital Genetic Disorders

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by Dr. Anjali Rani,Ravi Bhushan : ISBN Number : 978-81-938141-3-0

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Dr. Anjali Rani
Associate professor
Institute of Medical Science, BHU, Varanasi MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DNB,

Ravi Bhushan
Junior Research Fellow
Centre for Genetic Disorders, BHU, Varanasi B.Sc. [Hons.] in Zoology, M.Sc. in
Molecular and Human Genetics

Congenital anomalies are something that is unusual or different at birth. It can be defined
as structural or functional abnormalities (e.g. metabolic disorders) that occur during the
development of baby inside uterus. The word “congenital” means “at birth” and
“anomaly” (derived from “anomalos”) means “uneven or irregular”. So, in simple words
it can be said that anything that is uneven or irregular from normal child at birth can be
considered as congenital anomalies. It can be identified before birth (prenatally), at birth
or after birth (postnatally) latter in life. Congenital anomalies may be major or minor
depending on the severity or seriousness of medical condition. Congenital anomalies,
also commonly known as birth defects, congenital disorders, congenital malformations
or congenital abnormalities may result in either the death of infant (baby) within weeks of
birth or long term disabilities which imposes burden on family as well as on society.

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Weight 1.1 kg
Dimensions 25.4 cm