Evaluation of the Child with Microcephaly

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Publication Month/Year

September 14, 2009

Last Updated Month/Year

May 10, 2023

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Document Objectives

To make evidence-based recommendations concerning the evaluation of the child with microcephaly.

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Child

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist, physician, physician assistant, speech language pathologist


Assessment and screening, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D008831 - Microcephaly


mirocephaly, genetic abnormalities

Source Citation

Practice Parameter: Evaluation of the child with microcephaly (an evidence-based review). Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society. Stephen Ashwal, David Michelson, Lauren Plawner, William B. Dobyns. Neurology Sep 2009, 73 (11) 887-897; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181b783f7

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