What is the study of diseases and disorders?
The study of disease is called pathology, which includes the study of etiology, or cause.
Which of the following is defined as a disease that is present at birth?
Most babies are born healthy, but when a baby has a condition that is present from birth, it is called a congenital disorder. Congenital disorders can be inherited or caused by environmental factors and their impact on a child’s health and development can vary from mild to severe.
What does an abnormal newborn screening mean?
An “abnormal” result means that the test results were not normal. “Abnormal” results may appear on the newborn screening report for some of the disorders on the newborn screening panel.
What are the most common diseases of a newborn?
Common health problems in babies include colds, coughs, fevers, and vomiting. Babies also commonly have skin problems, like diaper rash or cradle cap. Many of these problems are not serious. It is important to know how to help your sick baby, and to know the warning signs for more serious problems.
Who specializes in disorders of the newborn?
specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the internal organs Neonatologist specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the newborn
What disorders are newborns screened for in the United States?
Phenylketonuria (PKU) was the first disorder targeted for newborn screening, being implemented in a small number of hospitals and quickly expanding across the United States and the rest of the world.
What disorders are included in newborn screening?
Evolution of Newborn Screening Over Time Blood cell disorders – sickle cell anemia and others Inborn errors of amino acid metabolism – Phenylketonuria and others Inborn errors of organic acid metabolism – Methyl malonic aciduria and others Inborn errors of fatty acid metabolism – Long-chain hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (LCHAD) and others