Thursday, October 25, 2012
In Developing countries, causes of Hydrocephalus could be related to, or exacerbated by poverty and lack of proper healthcare. Undernourished mother run a higher risk of having premature babies, which, in turn, run a higher risk of having haemorrhaging. Meningitis in these countries is often the result of postnatal infections caused by poor delivery techniques or conditions. The inadequate treatment of these infections can result in Hydrocephalus.
International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF)
October 25 is World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day. One can always find several babies in the Go Vap Orphanage with hydrocephalus, and a high percentage of these babies would not survive.