Van Allen, Margot I. Genetics Division, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- Treatment, detection, and prevention
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Structural abnormalities of the body that develop during embryogenesis and the fetal period; also called birth defects. Children with significant birth defects need more medical care than other children do, require more frequent hospitalizations, need community support services, and often require special education programs. Among children, over half of all visits to subspecialty medical clinics and admissions to hospitals are for treatment of disorders resulting from errors in embryonic development, chromosomal abnormalities, and genetic and familial disorders. Two-thirds of the deaths of infants and children in pediatric hospitals in developed countries are caused by underlying congenital anomalies.
The content above is only an excerpt.
for your institution. Subscribe
To learn more about subscribing to AccessScience, or to request a no-risk trial of this award-winning scientific reference for your institution, fill in your information and a member of our Sales Team will contact you as soon as possible.
to your librarian. Recommend
Let your librarian know about the award-winning gateway to the most trustworthy and accurate scientific information.
AccessScience provides the most accurate and trustworthy scientific information available.
Recognized as an award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, AccessScience is an amazing online resource that contains high-quality reference material written specifically for students. Contributors include more than 9000 highly qualified scientists and 43 Nobel Prize winners.
MORE THAN 8700 articles covering all major scientific disciplines and encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology
115,000-PLUS definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
3000 biographies of notable scientific figures
MORE THAN 19,000 downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics
ENGAGING VIDEOS highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY and additional readings to guide students to deeper understanding and research
LINKS TO CITABLE LITERATURE help students expand their knowledge using primary sources of information