Congenital disorder

Androgenital syndrome

Androgenital syndrome, more popularly known as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, is a condition which occurs when there is a deficit of enzyme being provided to the adrenal gland. Your body’s adrenal gland needs to get a sufficient amount of enzyme in order to produce the cortisol and aldosterone hormones properly. If your body does not have […]

Williams syndrome

The number of conditions, diseases, syndromes and medical maladies out there at any given time can seem overwhelming. Should we worry about bird flu swine flu? SARS or small pox? Fortunately for most people, they will never come into contact with the majority of identified medical conditions. And it is a credit to our fine […]

Down syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic anomaly that a child can be born with. Most people are born with 46 chromosomes. Children with Down’s syndrome have an extra chromosome with the most common being an extra 21st chromosome. The condition is called Trisomy 21. When the extra chromosome is present it can cause many different birth […]

Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a disease that is inherited and is usually diagnosed in infants and young children. However there are mild cases that sometimes do not manifest until someone is a teen or young adult. This disease affects the lungs, the pancreas, the sinuses, the intestines, the liver, and sex organs. This disease affects both […]


Neurofibromatosis is a medical condition that causes skin and bone abnormalities by allowing tumors to grow in nerve tissues. Also referred to as NF, neurofibromatosis is often diagnosed in children ranging from 3 to 16 years of age. Although some children may become disabled from the disease, most children can live a fairly normal life. […]

Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a condition that is caused by abnormal brain development or brain damage in one or more parts of the brain that control the muscles and motor activity. This condition is usually diagnosed or seen in infancy or early childhood. Children who have cerebral palsy are more likely to be developmentally delayed and […]

Congenital heart disease

Congenital heart disease is a type of heart dysfunction that is present from birth. It can be a congenital malformation of the heart, or something else. Almost every hundredth child is born with some kind of congenital heart disease. These malformations happen to a fetus while it is still in the uterus. Sometimes children (and […]