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What are neural tube defects?

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Dr. Roman Alvarez
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: NTD

Neural tube defects are a host of lesions that affect the spinal cord.
They vary in degree from spina bifida occulta ( mildest ) to craniorrachischis totalis ( severest), spina bifida, and myelomengocele being the most frequently encountered. They have been linked to a diet deficient in folate (folic acid) during pregnancy.

In brief: NTD

Neural tube defects are a host of lesions that affect the spinal cord.
They vary in degree from spina bifida occulta ( mildest ) to craniorrachischis totalis ( severest), spina bifida, and myelomengocele being the most frequently encountered. They have been linked to a diet deficient in folate (folic acid) during pregnancy.
Dr. Roman Alvarez
Dr. Roman Alvarez
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Bad news.

Neural tube defects is a nice term for bad birth defects that affect the most crucial and non-reparable tissue in our body: the central nervous system.
They include anencephaly, encephalocele, myelomeningocele (spina bifida), acrania/exencephaly and iniencephaly/myelorachischisis. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg orally daily throughout your reproductive life to prevent >90% of these dire fetal anomalies!

In brief: Bad news.

Neural tube defects is a nice term for bad birth defects that affect the most crucial and non-reparable tissue in our body: the central nervous system.
They include anencephaly, encephalocele, myelomeningocele (spina bifida), acrania/exencephaly and iniencephaly/myelorachischisis. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg orally daily throughout your reproductive life to prevent >90% of these dire fetal anomalies!
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