Spina Bifida

About- Spina bifida also called split spine, or neural tube defect is a birth defect in which a developing baby's spine and spinal cord don't form properly causing a gap in the spine

Symptoms-
 Open spinal canal over some vertebrae, usually in the middle or lower part of the back
 Membranes pushing out through the opening in the vertebrae into the sack
 Leg paralysis
 Weak leg muscles
 Seizures
 Deformed feet
 Uneven hips 
 Scoliosis 
 Bowel and bladder control problem
 A gap in between vertebrae
 Birthmark or dimple on the back
 A cluster of hair on the back

Causes-
All of the exact causes of 
Spina bifida are not specifically understood. However, it involves a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Other factors that are believed to play a role include:
 Folate deficiency
 A family history of neural tube defects
 Some medications
 Diabetes
 Obesity
 Increased body temperature

Specialists to visit
 Orthopedic Surgeon
 Maternal-Foetal Medicine Specialist
 Neurosurgeon
 Pediatrician
 Urologist
 Medical Geneticist

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Spina bifida
References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk

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