Category Archives: Potential SB Causes

If you or someone you love have spina bifida we want to meet you!

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Spotlight shines on iodine deficiency and spina bifida link

The Department of Health is seeking specialists in health and nutrition with survey skills to check on the progress of a program to remedy iodine deficiency and cut back on neural tube defects (such as spina bifida) in infants. http://www.misaustralia.com.au/p/national/government_business/spotlight_shines_on_iodine_deficiency_k0yU9bRbCjDCC5XUcEyN7N

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Iodine deficiency: a probable cause of neural tube defect.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Iodine deficiency is the most devastating event in developing brain in the fetus and neonate. Iodine is absolutely necessary on the myelination, neuronal differentiation, and formation of neural processes, synaptogenesis, and neuronal migration by thyroidal hormones throughout pregnancy and shortly after birth. Neural tube defects (NTD) form after third and fourth gestational weeks and their etiologies are multifactorial.

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