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Growth And Development

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True about head circumference measurement - (LQ)



A Measured in supra-orbital ridge

B Measured hydrocephalus/microcephaly

C Serial measurement is useful

D Helps in measurement of neurological development

E All

Ans. E

Options A

a. Head circumference is measured from the occipital protuberance io the supraorbital ridge on theforehead.

Option B

a. If the head circumference growth exceeds 1 cm in 2 weeks during the first 3 months, hydrocephalus should be suspected.

b. In microcephally head circumference is two standard deviation below the mean for age and sex.

Option 'c, 4 e'

a. Head circumference measurements that progressively drop to lower percentiles with increasing age are indicative of a process or condition that has impaired the brain's capaclty to grow

b. So, serial measurement helps to assess neurological development and pediatric intelligence.

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