Hydrocephalus

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Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus [hahy-druh-sef-uh-luh s], sometimes called "water on the brain", can cause babies' and young children's heads to swell to make room for excess cerebrospinal fluid. This excess fluid puts pressure on the brain which can damage it, and if left untreated can be fatal.

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Hydrocephalus

It makes a huge difference for me to know that there is an adult at my school who knows all about my condition and who I can talk to if I am worried or unwell.

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