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Qualifier in English: congenital
Qualifier in Spanish: congénito
Qualifier in Portuguese: congênito
Qualifier in French: congénital
Entry term(s): connatal
Scope note: Used with disease headings to indicate those conditions existing at, and usually before, birth. It excludes morphologic abnormalities and birth injuries, for which "abnormalities" and "injuries" are used.
Annotation: subhead only; diseases existing at or before birth; not for structural abnormalities ( = /abnormalities) nor for birth injuries ( = /injuries); indexing policy: Manual 19.8.18; DF: /congen or /CN
Online Note: search policy: Online Manual; use: main heading/CN or CN (SH) or SUBS APPLY CN
History Note: 66
Entry Version: CONGEN
Abbreviation: CN
DeCS UI: 22013
Descriptor UI: Q000151
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1973/12/27
Revision Date: 2003/07/22
congenital - Preferred
Concept UI M0030343
Scope note Used with disease headings to indicate those conditions existing at, and usually before, birth. It excludes morphologic abnormalities and birth injuries, for which "abnormalities" and "injuries" are used.
Preferred term congenital
Entry term(s) connatal



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