In-depth

Causes

Phenylketonuria

Phenylketonuria is a rare birth defect for which newborns are routinely screened. This rare birth defect requires a special diet to prevent mental retardation.

Complications

Fetal alcohol syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome is a group of irreversible birth defects related to alcohol consumption. The more a pregnant woman drinks, the greater the risk.

Coping and support

Support groups

Facing a major life change or a serious illness? Don't go it alone. A support group can connect you with others in the same boat.

Tests and diagnosis

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

May. 30, 2012