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Hydrolethalus Syndrome

Hydrolethalus syndrome is a condition that causes improper fetal development. Multiple malformations along the body’s midline, such as heart and brain defects, a cleft lip or palate, an abnormally shaped nose or jaw, and incomplete lung development result from this syndrome. The birth defects are typically extreme enough to cause stillbirth or death within a few days of birth. A less common name for hydrolethalus syndrome is Salonen-Herva-Norio syndrome, after the Finnish researchers who first described it in 1981. ~ Enotes.com

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