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Glossary for Bulging fontanel

Medical terms related to Bulging fontanel or mentioned in this section include:

  • Bulging fontanel in children:
  • Hemimegalencephaly: A very rare disorder where one side of the brain is bigger than the other.
  • Herpes, Neonatal: Neonatal herpes is the infection of a newborn with the herpes virus within the first six weeks of life. The virus may be transmitted from the mother to the baby while it is still in the uterus or during delivery. The risk of transmitting the virus is highest if genital herpes is contracted during the late stages of the pregnancy. A mother with long standing or recurring herpes infection usually has sufficient antibodies to the virus to prevent the infant becoming infected. Neonatal herpes can also be contracted when an infant comes into contact with an infected person e.g. being kissed by and adult with cold sores. A cesarean birth may be advised for mothers who have active genital lesions.
  • Herpes, Neonatal -- Central Nervous System Infection: Central nervous system herpes infection in neonates is a herpes infection of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord) that develops in infants within the first six weeks of life. The virus may be transmitted from the mother to the baby while it is still in the uterus or during delivery. The risk of transmitting the virus is highest if genital herpes is contracted during the late stages of the pregnancy. A mother with long standing or recurring herpes infection usually has sufficient antibodies to the virus to prevent the infant becoming infected. Neonatal herpes can also be contracted when an infant comes into contact with an infected person e.g. being kissed by and adult with cold sores. A cesarean birth may be advised for mothers who have active genital lesions. Central nervous system infection will occur in nearly three quarters of infants with a herpes infection.
  • Marie-Se Syndrome: A sudden buildup of fluid inside the skull (hydrocephalus) in infants who are given large doses of vitamin A. Symptoms tend to occur about 12 hours after the receiving the vitamin A and usually last for a day or two.
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Meningococcal disease: Dangerous bacterial infection causing meningitis or bacteremia.
  • Neonatal bacterial meningitis: Bacterial meningitis that occurs in an infant under 3 months of age. Bacterial meningitis is a bacterial brain infection.
  • Skull symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skull surrounding the brain.
 

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