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How can a baby be born with a humped back?
Question Date: 2017-03-16
Answer 1:

The scientific or medical term for a humped back is called “kyphosis". It describes someone who has a back a lot more rounded than others at the top. Usually kyphosis develops when you’re in your teens, but in some cases, it can happen when you are born. This is called congenital kyphosis. It can happen randomly, for no known reason. When the baby is still in the mom as an embryo, a genetic mistake causes the back bones, called vertebrae, to link and stick together. It can be very serious, and even sometimes lead to heart and kidney defects later on, so it’s very important to catch it early on.

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