Hi my child is 10 years old and was diagnoised at the age of 4 with autism and microcephaly I have read from the web that life expectancy for individuals with microcephaly is reduced and the prognosis for normal brain function is poor so im very concerned how this will affect my daughter in the future and what is the result from a head growing but not the brain and want to know how this may impact her in the future, since the microcephaly dignosis there have been no more follow up to see how my child is doing and would it not be standard practice to measure the head for someone with microcephaly and also read
The general life expectancy of the children diagnosed with microcephaly is reduced. The prognosis and the life expectancy work hand in hand. If for instance, the child has a poor prognosis, the life expectancy for that child is low. Yet some experts will say that the life expectancy with a person diagnosed with microcephaly will usually last for 20 to 35 years old, if they are lucky enough. With the right support mechanisms from family members, loved ones, and physicians, the life expectancy will be high and vice versa.
Hi i have found the report from the genetics which says head circumference is slightly small when compared to her weight and height and do not think that it is significant enough to warrant any further investigations and another report from someone else says healthy and well grown child with height and weight on 50th to 75th centile but relative microcephaly, I feel confused any additional help and advice as to what this will mean to my child
does my child warrant a diagnosis of microcephaly and what does relative microcephaly mean
do you know what relative microcephaly means