Microcephaly physical examination

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Overview

Microcephaly is usually discovered by the health care provider during routine examination. Head measurements are part of all well-baby examinations up to 18 months (longer in certain circumstances).

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Head

THe circumference of the head is smaller than 3 standard deviations below that of age sex matched individuals.


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