My daughter has Spina Bifida and her daughter has Spina Bifida
Worldwide, spina bifida occurs about 7 times in every 10,000 live births.
No, that is not a part of Spina Bifida. What does happen with many children with Spina Bifida is a condition called Arnold Chiari II, which causes the cerebellum and the brain stem to extend down into the area where the spinal cord is, which can cause various problems such as swallowing and feeding problems in the infant with Spina Bifida.
The size of one's chin has nothing to do with Spina Bifida. If you have Spina Bifida, you would have a scar on your lower back where you had a hole when you were born, or if you have the more mild form, Spina Bifida Occulta, you might have a patch of hair or a dimple on your lower back that would indicate missing vertebrae or parts of vertebrae. Many people with Spina Bifida Occulta never know they have it.
there actually a few forms of spina bifida cant name them all sorry
Woldwide the incidence of spina bifida is about 7 per 10,000 live births. Since there is approximately 6,700,000,000 (6.7 billion) there is approximately 4.7 million people living with spina bifida in the world, which is more than the population of the Dallas Texas Metroplex.
Children with spina bifida often have hydrocephalus, which consists of excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain.According to the Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA), over 73 percent of people with spina bifida develop an allergy to latex, ranging from mild to life-threatening. The common use of latex in medical facilities makes this a particularly serious concern. The most common approach to avoid developing an allergy is to avoid contact with latex-containing products such as examination gloves, catheters, and many of the products used by dentists. (Wikipedia) for more info go to the related lik(spina bifida) below
Yes. I have spina bifida and I'm twenty years old and I've been able to walk completely normal my entire life with no crutches or braces of any kind and have never had any complications. Not all people with Spina Bifida can walk. It depends on the severity of the condition in the individual. But with advances in medicine, children with Spina Bifida can now receive early intervention and many are able to walk, at least with crutches or a walker, if not unaided.
They can, but they don't always. Generally they may have hydrocephalus (water on the brain), which can cause brain damage if not treated in a timely manner. But if it is treated soon enough, there may be little to no brain damage. Some people with Spina Bifida have learning disabilities.
If they have the most mild form of Spina Bifida, called Spina Bifida Occulta, then yes, this is certainly possible. Spina Bifida Occulta often shows no outward signs and is many times not discovered until the person has an x-ray or other procedure in which the spine is seen.
The incidence of spina bifida in the US is 0.7 per 1000, so since there are approximately 300,000,000 people currently living in the US, a very round estimate would be about 200,000 people
There is an association between spina bifida and latex sensitivity. Many have attributed this to the fact that people with the condition have a higher exposure to latex, since they may be in hospitals more often.
One in one thousand babies are born with spina bifida. Therefore, this rate can be extrapolated to the number of total births (in any location, and in any period of time).