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what is bulging fontanel

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
9 years experience Pediatrics
Increased Pressure: A bulging fontanelle (soft spot on baby's head) is most likely due to increased intracranial pressure. This may be due to a number of factors, includ ... Read More

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Meningitis: Anything causing an increase in the pressure within the skull, such as swelling of the brain, can cause bulging fontanels in infants.
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Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Be patient: Sounds like your physician(s) have aggressively looked for possible causes, specifically, increased spinal fluid. If your child is developing fine, r ... Read More
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Delayed closure: Most anterior fontanel close between 18-24 months of age. Delayed closure means persistence of open fontanel beyond 24 months of age.

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