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Anencephaly. By: Jake Weber And Jenny Coyle. Definition. An absence of a large part of the brain and skull. What it Causes. Absence of the skull Absence of the brain (cerebral hemispheres and cerebellum) Facial feature abnormalities Heart defects. Frequency and Treatment.

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anencephaly

Anencephaly

By: Jake Weber

And

Jenny Coyle

definition
Definition
  • An absence of a large part of the brain and skull.
what it causes
What it Causes
  • Absence of the skull
  • Absence of the brain (cerebral hemispheres and cerebellum)
  • Facial feature abnormalities
  • Heart defects
frequency and treatment
Frequency and Treatment
  • About 4,000 people in the U.S. have it
  • No current therapy, causes death within a few days
ways to avoid it
Ways to avoid it
  • The expectant mother should take folic acid multivitamin every day or foods containing it.
sources
Sources
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002547/
  • http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/Anencephaly.html
  • http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site578/mainpageS578P0.html