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{UAH} Microcephaly – Definition, Treatment

Microcephaly – Definition, Treatment
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Microcephaly is a term used to describe an uncommon neurological disorder that is characterized by a substantially smaller head compared to the head sizes of other children of same gender and age.
There are many environmental and genetic factors that contribute to the development of microcephaly. Affected children usually experience many developmental problems including body height.
The head size refers to the circumference of the head, i.e., the distance around the upper area of the head. 

​Photo: Microcephalic infant Kamugisha. The outline serves to compare against a normal child's head.

While children affected by microcephaly typically have a head size that is substantially below the average measurements, they also tend to have a forehead with a backward slope. Microcephaly has no known treatment options.

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