Microcefalia

Microcefalia se refiere a un tamaño de cabeza (medida como la distancia que rodea la parte superior de la cabeza) significativamente menor que la media para la edad y sexo del bebé. Es decir, que tenga más de tres desviaciones estándar por debajo de la media o menos de 42 cm de circunferencia al completar su crecimiento. Por lo general, esto sucede cuando el cerebro no crece a un ritmo normal.Microcefalia

Revision

Last reviewed 11/13/2011 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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