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Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate – Causes

February 10, 2022


Overall, the causes of cleft palate and cleft lip are unknown with the exception of having increased incidences with fetal alcohol syndrome, premature birth, and certain syndromes such as van der Woude Syndrome. So there are certain syndromes that do have a higher incidence of cleft lip and palate. And then we do see that in certain populations there is a higher amount. Part of that is due to the genetics of the population, and part of that is due to the diet and nutrition in that area.

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