Flashcards in T3-Microcephaly Deck (11):
Small skull due to lack of brian growth
___ cm or less by 6 months of age= microcephaly
33 cm or less
Can a chromosomal abnormality cause microcephaly?
Yes, autosomal recessive disorder
Excessive radiation exposure during the ____ can cause microcephaly
4-2-th week of gestation
What kind of maternal infections can cause microcephaly?
T/F: Maternal alcoholism cannot cause microcephaly
FALSE- it can!
__ trimester trauma, _____ disorders, and ____ can cause microcephaly
3rd trimester trauma
Microcephaly signs in newborns?
-Cone skull shape
Explain about neurodysfugnction in microcephaly.
-Depends on degree of brain growth
-Various levels of MR
Diagnostic evaluation: What chromosomal studies are done?
Maternal serum and amniotic fluids