Basic information for topics, such as "What is it?" and "How many people are affected?" is available in the About Birth Defects section. Answers to other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) specific to birth defects are in this section.
Where can I get information about specific types of birth defects and conditions?
NICHD offers information on many birth defects and disorders, including (but not limited to):
- Cerebral palsy
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)
- Down syndrome
- Fragile X syndrome
- Klinefelter syndrome (KS)
- McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS)
- Muscular dystrophy
- Neural tube defects (NTDs)
- Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)
- Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS)
- Rett syndrome
- Spina bifida
- Turner syndrome
In addition, other agencies and organizations provide information about birth defects in general and/or about specific types of birth defects. Please visit the Resources section of this topic for more information about these agencies and organizations.