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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Doctors typically diagnose microcephaly by:
If your child has the congenital form of microcephaly — arising before birth — it might be possible to detect the condition with a prenatal ultrasound during the third trimester of pregnancy. Microcephaly is usually not obvious until the third trimester.
If your child has microcephaly that involves some degree of learning disability or other impairment, your clinician may suggest one of the following tests:
If a genetic cause of microcephaly is suspected, your clinician may also suggest genetic testing.
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