Microcephaly, A Main Feature!

Microcephaly Awareness Day

September 30th 2015

Microcephaly is one of the main features in individuals who are affected by one of their DYRK1A genes being disrupted. From medical journals at this time it appears to be approximately 95% have Microcephaly.

Microcephaly
From Medline Plus “Microcephaly is a head size (measured as the distance around the top of the head) significantly below the median for the infant’s age and sex. Significantly below is generally considered to be smaller than 3 standard deviations below the mean, or less than 42 cm in circumference at full growth. It most often

Other Common Features of DYRK1A “Syndrome”

  • Low Birth Weight
  • Feeding Issues at Birth (Frequent Vomiting)
  • Speech and Language Impairment
  • Developmental Delay / Cognitive Impairment
  • Autism and/or Traits
  • Growth Delay
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Ear Anomalies
  • Epilepsy / Seizures / Febrile Seizures
  • Chronic Constipation

Other Causes of Microcephaly

There are many different causes of Microcephaly but the most common cause is different genetic abnormalities. Other causes include harmful exposures during fetal development that include drugs, chemicals, certain viral infections, etc. Lack of oxygen or other damage to the brain in the womb or in infancy can also cause Microcephaly.

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