Microcephaly | Treatments

What are the treatment options for microcephaly?

There is no cure for microcephaly, since there is no way to enlarge the brain and head. Instead, the treatment focuses on managing symptoms and any related conditions. Every child with microcephaly is different, so the type of support will be guided by his or her symptoms and severity of disease.

Children who don't have any problems other than a small head size will not need any treatment. Children who have problems with learning, speech or motor skills may benefit from:

Some children with severe microcephaly can have physical complications, such as seizures and facial deformities. These types of problems are treated separately.

Expert care for microcephaly

Boston Children's Hospital is home to a team of experts who are dedicated to providing all of the support, assistance and information your child and family need. Your clinician will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to help your child reach his or her fullest potential.

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