Disease/Syndrome

Birth defects

Category

Reproduction and Development

Acute/Chronic

Chronic

Synonyms

Established developmental hazards after maternal exposure;

Comments

Established hazards are exposure to lead, methyl mercury (ingestion), toluene (glue sniffing), alcohol (abuse), glycol ethers, PCBs (ingestion), ionizing radiation, (atomic blast), and heat. [Luderer, p. 634]

ICD-9 Code

759.9

Reference Link

The effect of fever, febrile illnesses, and heat exposures on the risk of neural tube defects in a Texas-Mexico border population.

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