Spina Bifida

By: Sean Reardon

Definition of Spina Bifida

A birth defect in which a developing baby's spinal cord fails to develop properly.

Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of spina bifida is: Muscle weakness, Bowel and bladder problem, Seizures, Orthopedic problems

Genetics and inheritance

Most cases appear in people with n history of the disorder in their family.


There are a couple of ways to be diagnosed with spina bifida: Prenatal screenings tests, Postnatal diagnosis include abnormality of the skin or structure of the back


There is no cure for spina bifida


They still lead active and productive lives, About 80% have normal intelligence, Around 75% participate in sports, Go to college at the same rate as regular students

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