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As unexpected as the epidemic of microcephaly was, the Brazilian Government immediately set up a special notification system. By December, 2015, 3174 suspected cases of microcephaly were reported (mor...
Microcephaly in babies of Zika-infected mothers is not detectable by prenatal ultrasound or MRI until gestational week 24, a new study has found. Medscape Medical News
Of the many mysteries about the Zika virus, perhaps the most puzzling one relates to the distribution of babies born with Zika-induced microcephaly.
The number of cases of microcephaly in Brazil in 2016 was far lower than expected based on reported incidences of Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
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New research highlights the significant role the surrounding environment of stem cells, known as the niche, might play in the brain size of babies with microcephaly.
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 -- Brazil experienced a smaller-than-expected increase in cases of microcephaly in 2016, despite the continued spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Researchers predicted ...
The distribution of infection-related microcephaly after Zika virus outbreaks has varied across time and Brazilian regions. Reasons for these apparent differences remain to be elucidated.
The present article examines the impact of the current limitations of the microcephaly definition in the context of the Zika virus outbreak. It highlights its dependence on the method used for determi...
Microcephaly is defined as a head circumference more than two standard deviations below the mean for gender and age. Congenital microcephaly is present at birth, whereas postnatal microcephaly occurs ...
Microcephaly can be either isolated or coexists with other neurological entities and/or multiple congenital anomalies, known as syndromic microcephaly. Although many syndromic cases can be classified ...
Congenital microcephaly can be the result of genetic, teratogenic, mechanical, infectious, and other factors affecting the fetal brain. Transient craniofacial asymmetries and cranial molding can mimic...
Autosomal recessive primary microcephaly (MCPH; MicroCephaly Primary Hereditary) is a genetically heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a significantly reduced head circumference ...