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Is there a cure for neural tube defects?

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There is no cure for neural tube defects, and any nerve damage or loss of function present at birth is usually permanent. However, a variety of treatments can sometimes prevent further damage and help with related conditions.

Infants born with anencephaly or iniencephaly are usually stillborn or die soon after birth.

Preventing neural tube defects is the best cure.


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