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What things can cause a baby's small head?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Multiple causes
Probably the most common group is due to genetics & these kids grow up fine with normal development & intellectual functioning.
The alternatives are many and have variable outcomes: pre-natal injury (toxins, trauma, infection, low oxygen); brain malformations;metabolic disorders ; syndromes :degenerative disorders. These groups have specific findings on evaluation but may not be detected until older.

In brief: Multiple causes
Probably the most common group is due to genetics & these kids grow up fine with normal development & intellectual functioning.
The alternatives are many and have variable outcomes: pre-natal injury (toxins, trauma, infection, low oxygen); brain malformations;metabolic disorders ; syndromes :degenerative disorders. These groups have specific findings on evaluation but may not be detected until older.
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