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In spina bifida is there a link to family ntds or do they just come with maternal age?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery

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There is a genetic link to neural tube defects but is poorly understood.
We know the incidence is higher in maternal age, decreased Folic Acid intake, and first generation relatives with neural tube defects. Otherwise, it's not well understood.

In brief: Some link

There is a genetic link to neural tube defects but is poorly understood.
We know the incidence is higher in maternal age, decreased Folic Acid intake, and first generation relatives with neural tube defects. Otherwise, it's not well understood.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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