Saturday, 7 April 2012

Symptoms and Signs





Symptoms of hydrocephalus depend on:


1) Age
2) Amount of brain damage
3) What is causing the build up of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CFS)


Symptoms in infants



  • Rapidly increase size of head
  • Sunset eyes 
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Irritability

Sunset eyes
 


Increase size of head

  
Symptoms in older children or adults:

  • Brief, high-pitched cry 
  • Problem in balanced their body
  • Difficulty feeding
  • Uncontrolled eyes movement
  • Change in facial appearance
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Vomiting
  • Slow growth
  • Irritability or poor temper control
  • Slow and have difficulty to walk or move
  • Loss of memory
  • Blurred or doubled vision
 
 
 
Sources :
http://www.medicinenet.com/hydrocephalus/page2.htm#4whatis
http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/hydrocephalus/overview.html

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