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Neural tube defect

Neural tube defect: Introduction

Neural tube defect: Any defect that occurs to the neural tube. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Neural tube defect is available below.

Symptoms of Neural tube defect

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Neural tube defect: Complications

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Causes of Neural tube defect

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Neural tube defect: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Neural tube defect

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the symptoms more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such as Alzheimer' more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of more »

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Neural tube defect: Rare Types

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Prevention of Neural tube defect

Prevention information for Neural tube defect has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Neural tube defect.

  • Antenatal ultrasound screening
  • Folic acid (folate) before conception
  • Folic acid (folate) during pregnancy
  • more preventions...»

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Definitions of Neural tube defect:

Congenital malformations of the central nervous system and adjacent structures related to defective neural tube closure during the first trimester of pregnancy generally occurring between days 18-29 of gestation. Ectodermal and mesodermal malformations (mainly involving the skull and vertebrae) may occur as a result of defects of neural tube closure. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, pp31-41) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Neural tube defect as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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