Section 12. Clinical Genetics and Dysmorphology >
Part 3. Birth Defects, Malformations, and Syndromes >
Chapter 178. Approach to the Child with Birth DefectsJohn C. Carey and Michael J. Bamshad
Topics Discussed: congenital abnormality; genetics and dysmorphology; multiple congenital anomalies.
Excerpt:"The approach to a child with birth defects is multifaceted and
includes the collection of phenotypic data, determination of the
immediate and long-term issues of care, and the provision of the
family with psychological support (Fig. 178-1).
The ability to recognize and interpret minor and major anomalies
is an important skill that is required for evaluating a child with
a birth defect2 and is important in the collection
of clinical data. ..."
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