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What are the symptoms of neural tube defects?

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The symptoms associated with neural tube defects vary widely depending on the type of defect. Symptoms range from physical and intellectual disability to paralysis, urinary and bowel control problems, blindness, deafness, lack of consciousness, and in many cases, death. Most children with neural tube defects die or experience serious disability.


Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012