Spina bifida

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Spina bifida

  1. 1. Spina Bifida Maggie Fields Mr. Holley/Period 3
  2. 2. Let’s get scientific… <ul><li>Definition: a birth defect that results from a mistake early in the development of the spinal cord </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms: bulging spinal cord, hydrocephalus (build up of fluid inside the brain), paralysis in lower back and legs, bladder and bowel malfunction, loss of sensation, and/or mental impairment. </li></ul><ul><li>Spina Bifida is a chronic condition, meaning it can’t be cured, only treated. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: elibrary </li></ul>http://elibrary.bigchalk.com/articles/09/A3/D2/E9IMAGE1.jpg
  3. 3. Long Term Effects/ Impacts of Disabilities <ul><li>As I said before, Spina Bifida is a chronic condition, therefore it can’t be cured, only treated. </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment includes: surgery, medication, and physiotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout the individuals life, treatments may become necessary to prevent further complications </li></ul><ul><li>Source: elibrary </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.catherineshafer.com/images/jama_children_birthdefects_lev20_spinabifida_jpp_01_1_.jpg </li></ul>
  4. 4. Assistance <ul><li>Many individuals will need assistive devices, such as braces, crutches, or wheelchairs. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Works Cited <ul><li>&quot;Spina bifida.&quot; Compton's by Britannica, v 6.0 . 2009. eLibrary . Web. 07 Apr. 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Spina bifida.&quot; Pamphlet by: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke . National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2008. Gale Student Resources In Context . Web. 7 Apr. 2011. </li></ul>

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