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Inquiry urged into Kend road birth defects

17 February 2012

An investigation has been called after five babies in the same street in Kent were found to have the same rare birth defect, gastroschisis. 


Gastroschisis occurs in approximately one in 7,000 births.  A hole develops in the baby's abdominal wall while inside the womb, and part of the bowel escapes through it and continues to develop externally. 


To view the BBC news article, click here.