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horrible question, but what is the life expectancy of a person with microcephaly?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: It is completely dependant on the cause of the microcephaly and on the severity of its associated problems such as seizure disorder, gastro-esophageal reflux or breathing difficulty.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Causes of microcephaly?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Varied: There are literally hundreds of things that can cause this including various syndromes, prenatal infections and lack of oxygen during birth just to name a few of the more common causes.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the life expectancy of a person with microcephaly?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: It is completely dependant on the cause of the microcephaly and on the severity of its associated problems such as seizure disorder, gastro-esophageal reflux or breathing difficulty.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I feel sorry for patients wth microcephaly, would they not be easy to be taken advantage of?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Possible yes: In our world there is a chance for this to happen. Handicapped people are abused more often that normal people.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the life expectancy of someone with microcephaly?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: It is completely dependant on the cause of the microcephaly and on the severity of its associated problems such as seizure disorder, gastro-esophageal reflux or breathing difficulty.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Do you know the pathophysiology of microcephaly?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Varied: There are literally hundreds of things that can cause this including various syndromes, prenatal infections and lack of oxygen during birth just to name a few of the more common causes.

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