Spina Bifida (Anencephaly, Neural Tube Defects) in Babies and Adults Center

Spina bifida is the most common neural tube defect in the United States. There are four types of spina bifida; 1) occulta, 2) closed neural tube defects, 3) meningocele, and 4) myelomeningocele. The cause of spina bifida is not known. Theories include genetic, nutritional, and environmental factors. Lack of folic acid during pregnancy is highly suspected. Symptoms of spina bifida vary from individual to individual. Treatment depends on the type of spanina bifida the person suffers. Read more: Spina Bifida (Anencephaly, Neural Tube Defects) in Babies and Adults Article

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