(Solved) NURS 408 Genetics and geonomics: Dysmorphology (Genetics and Geonomics in Nursing)

(Solved) NURS 408 Genetics and geonomics: Dysmorphology (Genetics and Geonomics in Nursing)

NURS 408 Genetics and geonomics

CONGENITAL ANOMLIES & DYSMORPHOLOGY

Discussion forum

  • Define Dysmorphology
  • Compare and Contrast the terms major and minor anomalies

 

From text book: (major anomalies require medical or surgical attention, and can have life threatening implications ex cleft lip, heart defects, and cognitive impairment; minor anomalies donot have serious functional or cosmetic consequences and may or may not be surgically corrected – most dysmorphic features are classified as minor anomalies)

  • Identify one congenital anomaly and the syndrome/disease most associated with that anomaly (you are doing Angelman syndrome OR Down’s syndrome)
  • State one specific area of teaching that should be included in caring for this individual/family

Max 300 words, APA (no abstract, this is a discussion) with intext citations, 2 peer reviewed sources with doi included

 

SOLUTION

  • Define Dysmorphology

Dysmorphology is the study of anomalies or congenital structural malformations commonly known as birth defects. Coined by David W. Smith in the 1960s, Dysmorphology is dedicated to uncovering the pathogenesis of human birth defects.

  • Compare and Contrast the terms major and minor anomalies

Major anomalies are structural anomalies that have substantial social, cosmetic or medical life-threatening consequences for an individual with Congenital anomalies and require surgical or medical intervention. Examples of major anomalies include

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