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Macrocephaly in children: Macrocephaly in children refers to a child who has an unusually large head. See detailed information below for a list of 40 causes of Macrocephaly in children, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can simply be too small to accurately test...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition goes by the name of " mild traumatic brain...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and these were not...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in...read more »
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Medical Conditions associated with Macrocephaly in children:
Children's health symptoms (230 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Skull symptoms (1970 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes)
Symptoms related to Macrocephaly in children:
Cerebral gigantism, Hydranencephaly, Megalencephaly (42 causes), Cerebral cyst, Subdural hematoma (5 causes), Cranioskeletal dysplasia, Benign familial macrocephaly, Achondroplasia, Sotos syndromeIncreased brain size
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