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30 Sep 2003

MICROCEPHALY
I HAVE A 25 MONTH OLD WHO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED W/ MICROCEPHALY. BY A GENETICIST, HE'S HEAD cm IS 45 1/2 CM. HE'S DEVELOPMENT SO FAR IS OK. HAS SPEECH DELAY, MILD HEARING LOSS,AND ATTENDS A DAY CARE WHERE HE SEES A EARLY INTERVENTIONIST...
I WANT TO HAVE A 2ND CHILD BUT I'M SCARED HE/SHE EILL ALSO HAVE MICRO. I WAS TESTED AND ALL TESTS CAME BACK NORMAL. MY SON'S TESTS ALSO CAME BACK NORMAL TOO. I HAVE THE NEUROLOGIST SAYING MY SON IS NOT MICRO, SO, I AM CONFUSED...THE GENETICISCT HE SAW TOLD ME TO HOLD OFF HAVING ON ANOTHER CHILD... I AM VERY ANXIOUS TO HAVE ANOTHER BABY.. PLEASE HELP. ANY ADVISE WOULD BE GREATLY APRECIATED
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Geneticist

01 Jan 0001

Dear Claudia

The chances of recurrence of your child’s problems in further offspring are entirely dependent upon the underlying cause, and there may or may not be a genetic risk. A firm diagnosis is essential for accurate prediction, and it would be worthwhile to ask your geneticist to review the situation or maybe get a second opinion from another geneticist but this is impossible without a physical examination. If you contact me directly, I can provide you with the necessary contact details of an expert in the field who may be able to help you.

This response is based upon the information provided by the questioner. This process cannot adequately replace formal personal consultation, pedigree analysis and, where necessary, clinical appraisal. For these reasons, Genecare cannot take any responsibility for outcomes based upon the response provided.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
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