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There is no one cause for the type of hydrocephalus babies are born with. It may be linked to a genetic defect or a complication of another disorder, such as spina bifida or encephaloceles.
Children may also develop hydrocephalus after birth as a complication of:
Symptoms of hydrocephalus can vary widely depending on your child’s age and how advanced the condition is when it’s discovered.
Infants with hydrocephalus may have:
Older children with hydrocephalus may have:
See a medical professional right away if your child has any of these symptoms.
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