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Congenital abnormalities ten times more frequent in children with neurodevelopmental disorders

Children with neurodevelopmental disorders are found to have congenital abnormalities at least ten times more frequently than their peers, as revealed by a recent analysis led by clinical geneticist Bert de Vries.

The study, including data from over 50,000 children, shows associated health issues specific to developmental disorders, offering insights for tailored medical care. Published in Nature Medicine, the research underlines the significance of understanding the prevalence of comorbidities in this population, a key factor in optimizing healthcare strategies.

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