Question

What different complications are associated with spina bifida in adulthood?

Answer

Hypertension, renal failure and transplantation, obesity, sexual activity, gynecologic and obstetric problems, and dental problems. (See page 455 of Chapter 20 in Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management).

Neufeld, Eugeno, Monasterio, Livingston, Taylor, Riddick-Grisham, and Taylor. (2004) “Life Care Planning for the Children With Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.” In S. Riddick- Grisham (Ed.) Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management. (p. 421-485). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.)

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