Birth Defects & Disorders

Congenital CMV And Birth Defects

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a very common member of the herpes family of viruses. By age 40, half of the adult population has been infected with CMV. Usually, a CMV infection is short-lived, does not produce noticeable symptoms, and afterward lies dormant in the body for life. But what happens if a pregnant woman picks up […]

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Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a metabolic disease caused by a genetic mutation. This disease used to be very difficult to diagnose, but for the last 40+ years, a PKU test has been a part of the neonatal screening process in the United States. If not immediately, continually, and properly treated by a particular diet, PKU can […]

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Zika Virus And Pregnancy

The Zika virus have been declared as a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Learn about the risks associated to pregnant women and tips on how to prevent contracting the Zika virus during pregnancy.

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