The most common initial diagnostic test to determine hydrocephalus at any age is an image of the brain using CT or MRI.
• Poor feeding.
• Eyes fixed downward (sunsetting of the eyes)
• Deficits in muscle tone and strength.
• Poor responsiveness to touch
• Bleeding inside the brain – for example, if blood leaks over the surface of the brain (subarachnoid haemorrhage)
• Blood clots in the brain (venous thrombosis)
• Meningitis – an infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
• Brain tumours.
• Head injury.
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