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What is the rate of occurrence for gastrointestinal tract birth defects?

Gastrointestinal tract birth defects occur in anywhere from 1 to 10,000 to in 32,000 births. These birth defects are often noticed at birth, or symptoms might not appear until a short while after birth. Regardless, the baby requires immediate medical care for these potentially dangerous malformations.

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