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Cleft Palate By: Jen Wells
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What is Cleft Palate? Birth defect How Common is it Approximately 1 in every 700 babies world wide 6800 babies each year in the US
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Severity Lip only – most common in boys Palate only – most common in girls Palate and lip – most common in boys
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Who does it affect Asian decent-most prevalent White babies – next highest Black babies – lowest incidence
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Causes No reliable predictions of cause increased risk includes: Genetics Environmental factors
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Prevention Avoid smoking and drinking while pregnant Daily supplement of folic acid before conception through first couple of months of pregnancy
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Diagnosis
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Unformatted text preview: Cleft lip can usually be detected during an ultrasound at 18 20 weeks of pregnancy Cleft Palate usually only noticed at birth. Treatments Surgery Dental / orthopedic care Speech therapy Problems Feeding Hearing impairments / ear infections Speech & Language Dental health Psychological Issues Referances http://cleftline.org/parents http://www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/health-information/d http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cleft-lip-and-palate/Pag http://clefttherapy.com/index.htm Special Thanks Casey for taking the kids and Puppies away so I could concentrate...
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2012 for the course SCIK 202 taught by Professor Rowan during the Spring '12 term at New Hampshire.

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