Name  Microcephaly
Related to/Also known as  Microcephaly is a symptom of many different conditions.

"Microcephaly is a rare neurological condition in which a person's head is significantly smaller than expected based on standardized charts."

Source: U.S. National Institutes of Health, Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center
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  • Primary: the brain fails to grow to the correct size during pregnancy
  • Secondary: the brain is the expected size at birth but subsequently fails to grow normally
Source: Current Opinion in Neurobiology 14(1) February 2004
Useful national contacts

Cerebra (charity for children with neurological conditions)
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Online resources

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'Zika virus' (NHS Choices)
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'Zika virus infection' (The Encephalis Society)
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 Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)
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