Educational Resource for Spina Bifidahttp://www.spinabifida.net
 Spina bifida is one of a group of birth defectsknown as neural tube defects. Within 28 days after conception, a tissue ...
 A person with spina bifida will experience lossof body control below the level of lesion. People with spina bifida ofte...
 The exact cause of spina bifida is unknown. Most researches believe that this defect comesfrom the environment and gene...
 The Spina Bifida Association of Americaestimates that there are more than 70,000persons living in the United States who ...
 A newborn with spina bifida needs surgicalrepair of the lesion shortly after birth. A trunk/body brace may be necessary...
 There are three types of spina bifida, Meningoceleis the least common, Myelomeningocele is themost common, and Spina bif...
Educational Resource for Spina Bifidahttp://www.spinabifida.net
 http://www.spinabifida.net/
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3 Interesting Spina Bifida Statistics

  1. 1. Educational Resource for Spina Bifidahttp://www.spinabifida.net
  2. 2.  Spina bifida is one of a group of birth defectsknown as neural tube defects. Within 28 days after conception, a tissue calledthe neural plate develops in the embryo andforms a tube. The tube then develops into thespinal cord. Spina bifida occurs when theneural plate folds incorrectly. This results in anabnormally formed section of the spinalcolumn.Educational Resource for Spina Bifidahttp://www.spinabifida.net
  3. 3.  A person with spina bifida will experience lossof body control below the level of lesion. People with spina bifida often experience lossof bowel control, loss of bladder control, loss ofsensation and paralysis. About 80 percent of persons with spina bifidahave hydrocephalus or an excessiveaccumulation of cerebral spinal fluid in thehead.Educational Resource for Spina Bifidahttp://www.spinabifida.net
  4. 4.  The exact cause of spina bifida is unknown. Most researches believe that this defect comesfrom the environment and genes. Women who are obese or who have diabetesare also more likely to have a child with spinabifida. Also certain use of certain anti-seizuremedication and high temperatures in earlypregnancy can cause spina bifida.Educational Resource for Spina Bifidahttp://www.spinabifida.net
  5. 5.  The Spina Bifida Association of Americaestimates that there are more than 70,000persons living in the United States who havethis birth defect. For the United States, spina bifida occurs in 7out of every 10,000 live births. The overall prevalence of spina bifida amongchildren was highest among children aged 4-7years and was 14% higher among females thanamong males.Educational Resource for Spina Bifidahttp://www.spinabifida.net
  6. 6.  A newborn with spina bifida needs surgicalrepair of the lesion shortly after birth. A trunk/body brace may be necessary toencourage proper alignment of the spine andleg braces may be required to encourageproper development of the legs. Also, glasses may be needed to correct any eyevision problems.Educational Resource for Spina Bifidahttp://www.spinabifida.net
  7. 7.  There are three types of spina bifida, Meningoceleis the least common, Myelomeningocele is themost common, and Spina bifida occulta which ishidden at birth. Arnold Chiari Malformation is another conditionfrequently experienced by people with spinabifida. Part of the brain, the cerebellum, located inthe back of the head extends down abnormallyinto the spinal canal. Most children with spinal bifida attend regularschool although special education classes may beneeded for some subjects.Educational Resource for Spina Bifidahttp://www.spinabifida.net
  8. 8. Educational Resource for Spina Bifidahttp://www.spinabifida.net
  9. 9.  http://www.spinabifida.net/
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