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Diseases

Small Head (Microcephaly)

Microcephaly is a medical condition in which the brain does not develop properly resulting in a smaller than normal head. ... A homozygous mutation in one of the microcephalin genes causes primarymicrocephaly. It serves as an important neurological indication or warning sign, but no uniformity exists in its definition.

SYMPTOMS

  • Developmental: delayed development, failure to thrive, learning disability, short stature, or slow growth
  • Behavioural: hyperactivity, impulsivity, or irritability
  • Also common: misshapen face, hearing loss, intellectual disability, malnutrition, poor coordination, speech impairment, or vision disorder

CAUSES

  • Craniosynostosis. ...
  • Chromosomal abnormalities. ...
  • Decreased oxygen to the fetal brain (cerebral anoxia). ...
  • Infections passed to the fetus during pregnancy. ...
  • Exposure to drugs, alcohol or certain toxic chemicals in the womb. ...
  • Severe malnutrition.

Chitradurga

Seebara, Behind Indian Oil Petrol Bunk, Basavakumara Swamy Mutt, Chitradurga - 577504

Kunigal

K. Hurali Borasandra, Gowdagere Post, Kunigal Taluk - 572130

Bengaluru

36, KG Gollarapalya, Bolare (P), Kanakapura Road, Bengaluru - 560082