Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Cephalic disorders


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About underlying conditions: With a diagnosis of Cephalic disorders, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Cephalic disorders. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Cephalic disorders. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis

Underlying conditions discussion: Cephalic disorders may be influenced by hereditary or genetic conditions or by environmental exposures during pregnancy (e.g., medication taken by the mother, maternal infection, exposure to radiation). Some cephalic disorders occur when the cranial sutures (the fibrous joints that connect the bones of the skull) join prematurely. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Cephalic Disorders Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 4, 2003

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