Clinical Trends for February 2016

Ryan Syrek


February 26, 2016

Clinical Trend of the Week (February 13-19): Microcephaly

The reason for the increase in popularity for this week's search term isn't much of a mystery. Concerns about Zika virus, an illness transmitted primarily through mosquito bites, have dominated the news. Specifically, the major concern is a birth defect that has been associated with infected mothers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued guidelines, as evidence continues to suggest a link between pregnant women contracting Zika virus and the development of microcephaly in their children.

For more in-depth clinical information, see Pediatric Craniosynostosis.


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