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Microcephaly: Introduction

Microcephaly: Microcephaly is a rare, neurological disorder in which the circumference of the head is smaller than the average for the age and gender of the infant or child ... more about Microcephaly.

Microcephaly: Small head circumference. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Microcephaly is available below.

Symptoms of Microcephaly

Treatments for Microcephaly

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Microcephaly?

Microcephaly: Related Patient Stories

Microcephaly: Deaths

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Microcephaly: Complications

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Causes of Microcephaly

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Disease Topics Related To Microcephaly

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Microcephaly: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Microcephaly

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 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, 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. more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild 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' 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 more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as more »

Microcephaly: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Microcephaly: Rare Types

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Microcephaly: Animations

Prognosis for Microcephaly

Prognosis for Microcephaly: In general, life expectancy for individuals with microcephaly is low and the prognosis for normal brain function is poor. The prognosis varies depending on the presence of associated abnormalities. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Microcephaly Information Page: NINDS)

Research about Microcephaly

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Clinical Trials for Microcephaly

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Statistics for Microcephaly

Microcephaly: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Microcephaly

Microcephaly is a rare, neurological disorder in which the circumference of the head is smaller than the average for the age and gender of the infant or child. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Microcephaly Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Microcephaly:

Abnormal smallness of the head, usually associated with mental retardation. (Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

An abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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