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Signs of Microcephaly

Symptoms of Microcephaly

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Microcephaly may include:

Note that Microcephaly symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Microcephaly signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Microcephaly:

Infants with microcephaly are born with either a normal or reduced head size. Subsequently the head fails to grow while the face continues to develop at a normal rate, producing a child with a small head, a large face, a receding forehead, and a loose, often wrinkled scalp. As the child grows older, the smallness of the skull becomes more obvious, although the entire body also is often underweight and dwarfed. Development of motor functions and speech may be delayed. Hyperactivity and mental retardation are common occurrences, although the degree of each varies. Convulsions may also occur. Motor ability varies, ranging from clumsiness to spastic quadriplegia. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Microcephaly Information Page: NINDS)

More Symptoms of Microcephaly:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Microcephaly article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Microcephaly?

The phrase "signs of Microcephaly" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Microcephaly that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Microcephaly" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Microcephaly.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Microcephaly. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Microcephaly has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Microcephaly signs or Microcephaly symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Microcephaly may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Microcephaly symptoms.


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