Does anyone have any information on the genetic disorder microcephaly?

Microcephaly. There are many different genetic disorders that can cause microcephaly. In some families it can be a recessive gene, in others it may be part of a syndrome. Ask a geneticist or a genetic counselor for specific information.

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Is microcephaly a genetic disease?

Depends on the cause. Microcephaly can be due to genetic diseases or can be due to an injury to the developing brain. There are many genetic conditions that affect brain development and are associated with microcephaly. On the other hand severe brain injury from lack of oxygen or infection are among the most common causes of poor brain and head growth. Read more...
It can be. Primary microcephaly is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. Microcephaly is also a feature of other genetic disorders with multiple features. Microcephaly however is not always a genetic condition. A clinical geneticist or neurologist will be able to perform evaluations to determine the cause of the microcephaly. Read more...