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Public Event: Review of Infant Deaths due to Congenital Anomalies

February 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Host: The National Center for Fatality Review & Prevention

Birth defects are structural or functional abnormalities present at birth that can cause physical disability, intellectual and developmental disability and other health problems in children. Every year in the US, there are approximately 4,580 infant deaths due to birth defects or congenital anomalies, and about 1 in every 33 infants born has a major birth defect. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rank infant deaths due to birth defects as the number one cause of infant deaths annually. This presentation will discuss the most common congenital anomalies, steps for evaluation and prevention of possible anomalies, and tips for an effective review including family history, chart review, and risk of recurrence.
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The Healthy Start EPIC Center is operated by the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 1 UF5MC327500100 titled Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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