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Spina Bifita

Were you looking for information about Spina Bifida? Spina bifita is a common misspelling of spina bifida.
 
Spina bifida is a type of neural tube defect. It is characterized by the incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord, and/or their protective coverings. This condition occurs when a fetus's spine fails to close properly during its first month of development. The specific cause for this defect is still unknown.
 
Symptoms of the condition will vary, depending on the type and severity of the disorder. In milder cases, there may be no outward symptoms. However, in more severe cases, serious nerve damage may occur. Children born with this condition may have problems such as learning disabilities, bowel and bladder complications, or even hydrocephalus (an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain).
  
(Click Spina Bifida to learn more about the symptoms of this condition, as well as how it is diagnosed and treated. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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