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Hydranencephaly: a rare cause of delayed developmental milestones
  1. Azharuddin Mohammed Malik1,
  2. Mehtab Ahmad2,
  3. Afreen Khan3,
  4. Ekram Ullah2
  1. 1Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
  3. 3Department of Medicine, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Azharuddin Mohammed Malik, malikazharuddin{at}

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A 2-year-old female child presented with a history of delayed developmental milestones. According to her mother, the child was born out of a normal vaginal delivery and was apparently well after birth. However, by 6 months of age, the mother noticed that she was not interactive and did not recognise her. The child had failed to achieve head control by that time, but due to the ignorance and poverty of her family she did not get proper medical attention. At the time of presentation, she was still unable to recognise …

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