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Information that can be helpful? Spina bifida occulta risk in babies if mom has it
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In brief: 5-10 x greater
Spina bifida occulta is a common condition occurring in 10-20% of normal healthy people with the most frequently seen form is harmless.
The "less common" forms of spina bifida occulta affect the spinal cord & have potential health consequences. Risk of recurrence (mother-parent) is 5-10 times greater than the gen. Population. Seek genetic counseling/medical follow up. Consume Folic Acid daily .4mg.

In brief: 5-10 x greater
Spina bifida occulta is a common condition occurring in 10-20% of normal healthy people with the most frequently seen form is harmless.
The "less common" forms of spina bifida occulta affect the spinal cord & have potential health consequences. Risk of recurrence (mother-parent) is 5-10 times greater than the gen. Population. Seek genetic counseling/medical follow up. Consume Folic Acid daily .4mg.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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