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Is the best treatment of microcephaly in homeopathic medicines?

Is the best treatment of microcephaly in homeopathic medicines?

Collaborative care: People with microcephaly generally have complex problems that come along with the size of their heads. Homeopathy will not alter the microcephaly itself, but may well help seizures and behavioral problems that the person also has. I would suggest teamwork between a good family physician, neurologist, and experienced homeopath in working with such a person over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Barkovich
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Microcephaly (Definition)

Is a neurodevelopmental disorder with a head circumference more than 2-3 standard deviations below the mean for age & gender. It may be congenital or develops in the first few years of life. It stems from wide variety of conditions that cause abnormal brain growth, or from syndromes associated with chromosomal abnormalities. Life expectancy is reduced, depending on ...Read more


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Any physical therapy for a microcephaly child?how there lives can be improved?any treatment for them?send me some video for physical therapy

Any physical therapy for a microcephaly child?how there lives can be improved?any treatment for them?send me some video for physical therapy

A child with a head: size < 5th%ile for age + developmental delays needs evaluations for genetic & other medical causes by a pediatric neurologist & a developmental/ /behavioral pediatrician. Your state Early Intervention Program provides PT & other needed therapies from birth-3. If 3-5, call your school district's Child Find Team for eligibility for Early Childhood Special Education. Apply for SSI & Medicaid funds. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: microcephaly?

What is the definition or description of: microcephaly?

Microcephaly: Is a neurodevelopmental disorder with a head circumference more than 2-3 standard deviations below the mean for age & gender. It may be congenital or develops in the first few years of life. It stems from wide variety of conditions that cause abnormal brain growth, or from syndromes associated with chromosomal abnormalities. Life expectancy is reduced, depending on presence of other abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is the IQ of someone with microcephaly?

What is the IQ of someone with microcephaly?

Real low: Not seen outside of institutions, unless you include todd browning's classic ''freaks''. ...Read more

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Do you know the pathophysiology of microcephaly?

Do you know the pathophysiology of microcephaly?

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. ...Read more

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If a girl has microcephaly, how will she look in future?

If a girl has microcephaly, how will she look in future?

Disproportionate.: Microcephaly since birth may not always persist, howeverit can cause a noticeable disproportion in anthropometry up to adulthood. Microcephaly is associated with lower IQ and increased risk of cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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What is the normal head circumference for a 4years old microcephaly?

What is the normal head circumference for a 4years old microcephaly?

Good question : I am not sure if there is a special chart for the microcephalics, his development may have been charted before overtime and compared to normal curves, development is a complex process, and not measured only by the head circumference, other aspects of the original disease and development interact, check this link too: http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/second_set/cht_hcfa_boys_p_0_5.pdf ...Read more

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My four months old son has head circumference of 10 percent. Should I be worried about microcephaly? Dr thinks he is fine..

My four months old son has head circumference of 10 percent. Should I be worried about microcephaly? Dr thinks he is fine..

Depends: If his head has been in the 10th percentile in the past and remains in the 10th percentile in the future, then this is probably normal for him. It would be more concerning if his head circumference had been higher in the past and is now falling on the growth chart. ...Read more

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What are the different types of microcephaly?

What are the different types of microcephaly?

Microcephaly = small: head, or a head circumference for age & gender &lt; 5th %ile. Head growth reflects brain growth. Any genetic or other medical condition that disrupts fetal brain development can cause congenital microcephaly. Any genetic or other medical condition that damages an infant or child's brain or causes degeneration & slows its velocity of growth can cause acquired microcephaly. See below. ...Read more