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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: worry worry | 2008/01/10

Q.

hemihypertrophy

Thankyou for the response on this, my baby's limbs are asymetric and you said it could resolve but should have her checked, which i will do. However my other question is, according to some reading i've done on it, there are levels of asymmetry considered normal so is it possible to tell at this stage(4months) if the range is normal. Did some measurements and the greatest area of difference is the thigh and the difference is almost 5mm and it doesnt appear to be a difference in length yet, whats your opinion.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is why I want you to have your child seen by a paediatrican.Hemihypertrophy does not need to be a difference in length, but a difference in circumference. It is this measurement which seems different with your baby.

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