Symptoms of Microcephaly


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

List of symptoms of Microcephaly: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Microcephaly includes:

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. 1

More symptoms of Microcephaly: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Microcephaly, underlying causes of Microcephaly, associated conditions for Microcephaly, risk factors for Microcephaly, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Microcephaly Information Page: NINDS

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