Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Microcephaly

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

Underlying conditions list: The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Microcephaly includes:

Microcephaly as a complication: Other conditions that might have Microcephaly as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Microcephaly as a complication includes:

Microcephaly as a symptom: Conditions listing Microcephaly as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions:

Underlying conditions discussion: The disorder may stem from a wide variety of conditions that cause abnormal growth of the brain, and is often a symptom of syndromes associated with chromosomal abnormalities. 1

1. excerpt from NINDS Microcephaly Information Page: NINDS

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