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Further references to Anencephaly

Source: Diseases Database

Source: Diseases Database

Source: Office of Rare Diseases

Anencephaly is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Anencephaly, or a subtype of Anencephaly, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Source: Orphanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Anencephaly as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Source: Other References

Berkow, R (ed).
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: Specialties. vol. II, 16th edition, Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, p. 307 (1992).

Bradley, W, et al (eds).
Neurology in Clinical Practice: The Neurological Disorders. vol. II, 2nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, p. 1473 (1996).

Lemire, R, and Siebert, J.
Anencephaly: Its Spectrum and Relationship to Neural Tube Defects. Journal of Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology, 10;163-174 (1990).

Medical Task Force on Anencephaly.
The Infant with Anencephaly. New England Journal of Medicine, 322:10; 669-674 (March 8, 1990).

Oakley, G, et al.
More Folic Acid for Everyone, Now. Journal of Nutrition, 126:3; 751S-755S (March 1996).

Thomas, J, et al.
Anencephaly and Other Neural Tube Defects. Frontiers of Neuroendocrinology, 15:2; 197-201 (June 1994).

Yen, I, et al.
The Changing Epidemiology of Neural Tube Defects American Journal of Diseases of Children, 146:7; 857-861 (July 1992) (Source: excerpt from NINDS Anencephaly Information Page: NINDS)


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