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MAIN POINTS Causes Characteristics Difficulties Treatments Adaptations
CAUSES OF SPINA BIFIDA Doctors not sure of exact cause Both genetic and environmental factors. Folic acid deficiency. medicines, that treat epilepsy Excessive alcohol use Exposure to certain chemicals. Exposure to high temperatures. Having diabetes. Obesesity.
CHARACTERISTICS Impairs the senses Muscle weakness or paralysis belowincomplete closure affects nerves found in the muscles of thebladder, urethra, and the rectum. Hydrocephalus Abnormal development lower brain. Clubfoot
DIFFICULTY IN SCHOOL Difficulty with paying attention. Difficulty grasping reading writing and math. Difficulty in locomotor and mobilitymovements.
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