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A 39-year-old female asked:

Microcephaly: born at 35wk, is 10mos now. hgt, wgt 10th, head 2nd percentile, all since birth. can he catch up? any issues if he remains on this curve

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
It is important to : Try to determine the cause of your son's microcephaly ; growth restriction. To do so, a developmental/behavioral pediatrician reviews your prenatal, labor ; delivery records ; your son's nursery ; primary care records, performs physical, neurological ; neurodevelopmental exams ; orders any needed tests. Ma's excellent early intervention program assesses development ; provides therapy, if needed.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Provided original answer
IDK how else to reply to your note..No one can address potential outcomes without knowing his growth & developmental trajectories, neurological history & current status, what disrupted fetal brain & body growth & when . IDK if it was from decreased blood & nutrient flow across the placenta from chronic maternal hypertension, a genetic error not found on amnio, or some other factor?
Apr 1, 2014
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Provided original answer
Sorry, I tried to respond to you directly. One thing I can assure you is that, since you did not use alcohol, tobacco or drugs during pregnancy, whatever issues your son may have are NOT from anything you did wrong, not from anything your doctor did wrong.
Apr 1, 2014
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
FAILURE to THRIVE?: Some kids are slow in growing up. Please give a lot of love aside from proper nutrition.
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