A conceptual illustration of microcephaly, a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with abnormal growth of the brain due to reduced head size. Microcephaly may be congenital or it may develop a few years after birth. Newborns affected by microcephaly may exhibit neurological defects, seizures, and impaired intellectual development. There's circumstantial evidence pointing to the Zika virus as a cause of a large number of cases of microcephaly in Brazil that is currently being investigated.
Keywords: Color, Line, Line with Color, Editorial, Education, Embryology, Maternal / Child, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Pediatrics, Virology, Oncology
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