Name Hydrocephalus
Related to/Also known as Spina Bifida
Symptoms of Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus is caused by a build up of cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain. It can occur in association with Spina Bifida. Other causes include infections such as meningitis, premature birth, a head injury or a stroke. Hydrocephalus can lead to problems with skills such as concentration, short-term memory, organisation and co-ordination.
Useful national contacts Shine (formerly ASBAH, the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus)
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Helpline: 01733 555988
Online resources Spina bifida (NHS Choices)
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Hydrocephalus (NHS Choices)
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Our resources The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Hydrocephalus and on a wide range of disability-related issues.