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Birth Defects

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Birth Defects

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Spina Bifida Occulta (SBO)

VA Benefits:  Spina Bifida Occulta is NOT recognized by the VA in the biological children of certain male Korean and of certain male Vietnam-era veterans exposed to Agent Orange
Spina Bifida is the only birth defect VA recognizes as being linked to exposure to Agent Orange in the children of male Vietnam veterans.

Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida is the only birth defect recognized by the VA linked to Agent Orange in the children of male Vietnam veterans.
also called Spina Bifida Cystica

Myelomeningocele (Spina Bifida)

See Spina Bifida Health Info Sheets – Learn More Spina Bifida Occulta – a mild form of Spina Bifida – Learn more Spina Bifida Occulta Health Info Sheet Birth
Meningocele (Spina Bifida)

Meningocele (Spina Bifida)

VA Benefits:  Meningocele is one of 3 forms of Spina Bifida that is recognized by the VA in the biological  children of certain male Korean andcertain male Vietnam-era veterans

Genetics

Please be patient as we build this section of our website. Epigenetics literally means “above” or “on top of” genetics. It refers to external modifications
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Autism

Study Links Autism to Epigenetic Changes in Dads’ Sperm
Chiari (kee-AR-ee) malformation is a serious neurological disorder

Arnold Chiari Malformation (ACM)

Chiari (kee-AR-ee) malformation is a serious neurological disorder where the lower part of the brain, the cerebellum (which controls balance and coordination) descends into the
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