Is Spina Bifida Hereditary?

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The gene that is believed to influence the chances of a child having Spina Bifida is the MTHFR gene. Genes related to the development of neural tube may be involved in influencing the chances of whether a child will develop Spina Bifida, although there is no concrete evidence to prove that these genes play a constructive role in the development of this condition. Coming to inheritance, there are very few cases in which a child with Spina Bifida has a first degree relative with the same condition and there has been no clear pattern of inheritance in such cases. Thus, it is safe to say that Spina Bifida is not an inherited condition, although first degree relatives of an individual with this condition are at increased risk of having a baby with Spina Bifida. To learn more you should go to a medical professional. Keyword: spina bifida hereditary