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Symptoms of Spina bifida

Symptoms of Spina bifida

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Spina bifida includes the 25 symptoms listed below:

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Spina bifida: Complications

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Spina bifida:

Although the spinal opening can be surgically repaired shortly after birth, the nerve damage is permanent, resulting in varying degrees of paralysis of the lower limbs. Even when there is no lesion present there may be improperly formed or missing vertebrae and accompanying nerve damage. In addition to physical and mobility difficulties, most individuals have some form of learning disability. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Spina Bifida Information Page: NINDS)

Spina bifida as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Spina bifida, it is also important to consider Spina bifida as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Spina bifida may cause:

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Symptom statistics for Spina bifida:

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  • 40% of people with spina bifida have some form of epilepsy in the US (Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus)
  • More than 80% of people with spina bifida have some hydrocephalus (Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus)
  • 18-73% of children and adolescents with spina bifida have latex sensitivity (Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus)
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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Spina bifida. This signs and symptoms information for Spina bifida has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Spina bifida signs or Spina bifida symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Spina bifida may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Spina bifida symptoms.


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