A birth defect is an abnormality of structure, function or metabolism (body chemistry) present at birth that results in physical or mental disability, or is fatal. Several thousand different birth defects have been identified. Birth defects are the leading cause of death in the first year of life.


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Birth Defects
... A birth defect is a significant abnormality of appearance, structure, or function that is present at birth. Birth defects are common: two to three percent of live born infants show one or more signifi...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Information Page
... Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare, childhood neurological disorder characterized by the sudden or gradual development of aphasia (the inability to understand or express language) and an abnorma...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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