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A 16 old girl has microcephaly.She looks normal now and is smart, but will she look out of proportion in future?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Microcephaly = small

head, a circumference < 2nd %ile for age on International growth charts.
Her adult head size will depend upon the trajectory of her head growth, therefore, brain growth & the results of her Chromosomal Microarray, MRI of the brain & other studies done to determine the cause, based on her physical & neurological findings. 15% of kids with microcephaly have a normal Full Scale IQ score of > 70.

In brief: Microcephaly = small

head, a circumference < 2nd %ile for age on International growth charts.
Her adult head size will depend upon the trajectory of her head growth, therefore, brain growth & the results of her Chromosomal Microarray, MRI of the brain & other studies done to determine the cause, based on her physical & neurological findings. 15% of kids with microcephaly have a normal Full Scale IQ score of > 70.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Perhaps.

Microcephaly is an extreme of the normal variation and as such may look disproportionate forever.

In brief: Perhaps.

Microcephaly is an extreme of the normal variation and as such may look disproportionate forever.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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