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Search results for: "neonatal diseases and defects"

Birth defects

Trusted information about birth defects from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on spina bifida and amniocentesis.

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Cystic fibrosis (CF)

Trusted information describing cystic fibrosis, symptoms and how it is diagnosed (CF), as well as links to additional resources and care practices.

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Congenital heart defects

Trusted information about congenital heart defects from leading Australian health organisations, including links to atrial septal defect.

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Oral-facial cleft lip and palate

Learn about oral-facial cleft lip and cleft palate - birth defects in which the tissues of the mouth or lip don't form properly during foetal development.

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Klinefelter syndrome

Trusted information about Klinefelter syndrome including what it is, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and living with Klinefelter syndrome.

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Chiari malformation

Chiari (or Arnold-Chiari) malformation occurs when part of the brain pushes down into the spinal canal. Some, but not all people have symptoms. Learn more here.

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Diethylstilboestrol (DES)

Links to trusted information about diethylstilboestrol (DES).

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Noonan syndrome

Children with Noonan syndrome may have odd facial features, restricted growth and heart defects, but most, with therapy, go on to lead normal lives.

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Genetics of dementia

Trusted information about the genetics of dementia, including rare types of inherited dementia and genetic counselling

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a neurological condition which affects feet, leg, arm and hand muscles. You can read more on our trusted partner pages.

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