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What are the chances of recovery from spina bifida?

Children with spina bifida can lead relatively active lives. Chances of recovery from spina bifida depend on the number and severity of abnormalities and associated complications. Most children with the disorder have normal intelligence and can walk, usually with assistive devices. If learning problems develop, early educational intervention is helpful.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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