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Birth Defects Cluster Investigations in Texas

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For more information about birth defects cluster investigations, please call 512-776-7232 or email Cluster Investigations . Please refer to the cluster number if possible.

 

Number
Location
County
Region
Birth Dates of Concern
Condition(s)
Status
2012.02 TBD TBD 3 March 2011-May 2011 defects of fingers and toes (syndactyly, extra digits) ongoing
2012.01 TBD TBD 3 May 2010-Nov 2010 anencephaly ongoing
2011.03 Brownsville and Los Fresnos Cameron 11 Sept 2010-July 2011 Down syndrome closed
2011.02 Bexar County Bexar 8 1997-2008 all birth defects closed
2011.01 Patients at University Medical Center, Lubbock; possibly also Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock TBD (based on patients' residence counties) TBD 2010-May 2011 anencephaly, gastroschisis, trisomy 18 ongoing
2010.03 Brazos County Brazos 7 Apr-Dec 2010 trisomy 18 / Edwards Syndrome     ongoing
2010.02 Brazorla, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Harris Counties Brazorla, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Harris 6 Jan-Mar 2008 atrial septal defect closed
2010.01 Weslaco and Mercedes Hidalgo 11 Oct 2009 microtia ongoing
2009.03 Kyle Hays 7 Not determined anotia, microtia closed
2009.02 Brownwood Brown 2 To be determined diaphragmatic hernia ongoing
2009.01 Midland and Ector Counties Midland, Ector 9 Feb 2008 anencephaly closed
2008.01 El Paso El Paso 10 Apr-May 2008 pyloric stenosis closed
2007.02 Austin and surrounding areas Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Fayette 7 Jan-Sep 2007 gastroschisis closed
2007.01 Midland Midland 9 May 2003 - Oct 2006 Down syndrome closed
2006.02 Leon Valley Bexar 8 1997-2003 all birth defects closed
2006.01 Houston Harris 6 1999-2003 all birth defects closed
2005.05 North Texas (loosely defined) defined various ways, please see report see report 1997-2004 gastroschisis closed
2005.04 Midlothian, Venus, and Cedar Hill Ellis, Johnson, and Dallas 3 1997-2001 all birth defects closed
2005.03 Lubbock Lubbock 1 8/2003-9/2003 gastroschisis closed
2005.02 McAllen Hidalgo 11 1/1/2005-3/15/2005 Down syndrome closed
2005.01 Cameron County Cameron 11 1/2004-5/2004 pyloric stenosis closed
2004.04 Odessa Ector 9 3/2002-6/2003 plagiocephaly closed
2004.03 Medical City Hospital, Dallas not determined 3 11/2003- hypoplastic left heart syndrome closed
2004.02 Salado Bell 7 1999-2004 bladder exstrophy, gastroschisis closed
2004.01 El Paso El Paso 10 7/2003-8/2003 gastroschisis closed
2003.04 Texas all all 11/2001 intestinal duplication closed
2003.03 East Texas not determined 4 not determined reduction defects of the upper limbs closed
2003.02 Dallas County Dallas 3 1997-2000 all birth defects closed
2003.01 Bee, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, and Willacy Counties Bee, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy 11 8/1995-6/2002 gastroschisis closed
2002.06 Laredo Webb 11 1996-1997 multiple birth defects closed
2002.05 Washington County Washington 7 7/1999-2/2002 Dandy-Walker variant closed
2002.04 Garland Dallas 3 12/1996-5/2000 multiple birth defects closed
2002.03 Ellis County Ellis 3 2000 anencephaly closed
2002.02 Duval County Duval 11 11/2001-12/2001 transposition of the great vessels closed
2002.01 Houston Harris 6 not determined port wine stain closed
2001.16 Travis and Williamson Counties Travis, Williamson 7 7/2001-11/2001 gastroschisis closed
2001.15 Tarrant, Dallas, Hood, and Young Counties Tarrant, Dallas, Hood, Young 2, 3 9/2000-11/2000 diaphragmatic hernia closed
2001.14 Tarrant County Tarrant 3 6/2000-10/2000 triploidy closed
2001.13 San Antonio and El Paso Bexar, El Paso 8, 10 1998-1999 Williams syndrome closed
2001.12 Parkland Hospital, Dallas Dallas 3 5/2001 anencephaly closed
2001.11 Odessa Ector County only 9 8/2001 microtia closed
2001.10 Laredo Webb 11 1/2001-4/2001 neural tube defects closed
2001.09 Kelly Air Force Base Bexar 8 1997-2001 all birth defects closed
2001.08 Houston area Harris 6 2001 spina bifida closed
2001.07 Port Neches, Groves, and Nederland Jefferson 5 7/1998-12/2001 all birth defects closed
2001.06 Grayson County Grayson 3 1/2000-10/2000 ventricular septal defect closed
2001.05 Deer Park Harris 6 1996 multiple birth defects closed
2001.04 Dallas and Tarrant Counties Dallas, Tarrant 3 5/2000-7/2001 gastroschisis closed
2001.03 Corpus Christi Nueces 11 1/1996-12/2002 multiple birth defects closed
2001.02 Corpus Christi Nueces 11 not determined multiple birth defects closed
2001.01 Cedar Park Williamson 7 1997-2000 multiple birth defects closed
2000.07 Zavalla Angelina 5 not determined multiple birth defects closed
2000.06 Williamson County Williamson 7 not determined agenesis of the corpus callosum closed
2000.05 Shelby County Shelby 5 not determined anencephaly closed
2000.04 Lindale Smith 4 6/1998-4/1999 oral clefts closed
2000.03 Houston area Harris, Montgomery, Chambers, Fort Bend, Angelina, Hardin, Colorado 6 12/1999-6/2000 spina bifida closed
2000.02 Cedar Creek Bastrop 7 2/2000-4/2000 Down syndrome closed
2000.01 Bryan Brazos 7 2000 anencephaly closed
1999.11 West Dallas Dallas 3 1/1997-12/1997 multiple birth defects closed
1999.10 San Angelo Tom Green 9 10/1998-4/1999 agenesis of the corpus callosum closed
1999.09 Roby Fisher 2 9/1998-1/1999 multiple birth defects closed
1999.08 Nueces County Nueces 11 7/1998 cyclopia closed
1999.07 Corpus Christi Nueces 11 3/1998-10/1998 neural tube defects closed
1999.06 North Austin Travis 7 not determined gastroschisis and omphalocele closed
1999.05 El Paso El Paso 10 1/1999 trisomy 18 closed
1999.04 El Paso County El Paso 10 9/1999-11/1999 neural tube defects closed
1999.03 Collin and Denton Counties Collin, Denton 3 1/1998-4/1999 neural tube defects closed
1999.02 Cameron and Hidalgo Counties Cameron, Hidalgo 11 8/1999-7/2000 esophageal atresia closed
1999.01 Bastrop County Bastrop 7 not determined anencephaly closed
1998.07 Tyler Smith 4 6/1998-11/1998 Down syndrome closed
1998.06 San Angelo and Ballinger Tom Green, Runnels 2, 9 3/1997-12/1997 heart closed
1998.05 Presidio and Brewster Counties Presidio, Brewster 10 10/1997-2/1998 oral clefts closed
1998.04 Port Lavaca Calhoun 8 5/1995-3/1998 gastroschisis closed
1998.03 Laredo Webb 11 1/1997-12/1997 neural tube defects closed
1998.02 Ellis, Dallas, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, and Tarrant Counties Ellis, Dallas, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Tarrant 3, 7 3/1993-8/1998 multiple birth defects closed
1998.01 Cameron County Cameron 11 2/1998-12/1998 neural tube defects closed
1997.08 Ozona Crockett 9 8/1994-3/1999 oral clefts closed
1997.07 Kelly Air Force Base (Bexar County) Bexar 8 1997 multiple birth defects closed
1997.06 El Paso El Paso 10 1993-1997 multiple birth defects closed
1997.05 El Paso El Paso 10 1/1992-6/1997 biliary atresia closed
1997.04 Dallas Dallas 3 1990-1994 neural tube defects closed
1997.03 Conroe Montgomery 6 not applicable anencephaly closed
1997.02 Bryan and College Station Brazos 7 1981-1996 anencephaly closed
1997.01 Brazos County Brazos 7 6/1997-12/1997 hypoplastic left heart syndrome closed
1996.10 Vidor Orange 5 1995 multiple birth defects closed
1996.09 Travis and Bastrop Counties Travis, Bastrop 7 6/1996-10/1996 anophthalmia closed
1996.08 Pantex (Armstrong, Carson, Potter, and Randall Counties) Armstrong, Carson, Potter, Randall 1 1990-1994 all birth defects closed
1996.07 Nueces County Nueces 11 1981-1989; 1990-1993 anencephaly closed
1996.06 Lewisville Denton 3 not determined multiple birth defects closed
1996.05 Kingsville Kleberg 11 12/1994-6/1996 multiple birth defects closed
1996.04 Hood County Hood 3 1989-1995 chromosomal closed
1996.03 Grand Prairie Dallas 3 1994-1996 multiple birth defects closed
1996.02 Fabens El Paso 10 not available heart closed
1996.01 Cameron, Willacy, and Hidalgo Counties Cameron, Willacy, Hidalgo 11 not available heart closed
1995.07 The Woodlands Montgomery 6 1990-1994 anencephaly closed
1995.06 Houston Harris 6 6/1995-7/1995 Down syndrome closed
1995.05 Gaines and Dawson Counties Gaines, Dawson 9 1991-1996 oral clefts closed
1995.04 Ellis County Ellis 3 1992-1994 Down syndrome closed
1995.03 Eagle Pass Maverick 8 12/1994-2/1995 neural tube defects closed
1995.02 Dawson County Dawson 9 1994 spina bifida closed
1995.01 Dallas Dallas 3 9/1989-12/1989 holoprosencephaly closed
1994.10 Temple area Bell, Brazos, Falls, Limestone, McClennan 7 1994 gastroschisis closed
1994.09 San Antonio Bexar 8 not determined anophthalmia closed
1994.08 San Antonio Bexar 8 not determined gastroschisis closed
1994.07 Parkland Hospital Dallas 3 not available multiple birth defects closed
1994.06 McKinney Collin 3 1991-1994 ear closed
1994.05 Granbury Hood, Somervell 3 1992-1994 Down syndrome closed
1994.04 El Paso El Paso 10 1994 microphthalmia closed
1994.03 El Paso El Paso 10 10/1992-10/1993 gastroschisis closed
1994.02 Dallas Dallas 3 2/1994-8/1994 polydactyly closed
1994.01 Bryan Brazos 7 not available all birth defects closed

 

 

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