What causes congenital anomalies?

Different congenital anomalies have different causes, and the causes of many congenital anomalies remain unknown.

A specific condition might be caused by one or more of the following primary problems:1


  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. (2015). Congenital abnormalities. Retrieved April 21, 2017, from https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/developmental-disabilities/Pages/Congenital-Abnormalities.aspx external link
  2. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2021). Committee Opinion 832: Reducing prenatal exposure to toxic environmental agents. Retrieved December 19, 2023, from https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/committee-opinion/articles/2021/07/reducing-prenatal-exposure-to-toxic-environmental-agents external link
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