Is spina bifida caused by a spinal cord injury or birth trauma?
Are hemiplegic children impaired on one side or on both sides?
Spina bifida: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spina_bifida
More than just "impaired."
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Spinal bifida is due to lack of folic acid, or lack of metabolism of folic acid in the fetus at a very early state. There is a hereditary linkage.
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/spina_bifida/page2_em.htm#Spina Bifida Causes
Hemiplegic: one side is paralyzed.
Spina bifida is not caused by a spinal cord injury or birth trauma. It is actually a birth defect and occurs during fetal development. Spina bifida is caused by the incomplete closing of the spinal column, which can result in damage to the spinal cord and nerves.
To find more information about spina bifida, you can visit the Wikipedia page on the topic. Here is the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spina_bifida
On the other hand, hemiplegic refers to a condition where one side of the body is paralyzed. It can be caused by various factors such as stroke, brain injury, or developmental disorders. Children with hemiplegia experience impairment on one side of their body.
To learn more about hemiplegic, you can check out the Wikipedia page on the topic. Here is the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemiplegic
If you have any further questions, feel free to ask!