fallen fontanelle

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fallen fontanelle

A folk illness described in Latino infants—mollera (head, crown), caida (fallen)—who are fussy, do not feed well or have diarrhoea, which corresponds to sunken fontanelles, a sign of dehydration.
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Although there are several folk ailments, among the most common are Empacho, Susto, Caida de la Mollera, and Mal de Ojo.
Caida de la Mollera, a condition affecting mostly children, is believed to be caused by the dislocation of the frontal fontanel.
But for the most common folk illnesses, perhaps, it does not make much difference if a child is diagnosed with Caida de la Mollera or dehydration, because fluid replacement is the goal of both traditional and modern therapeutic approaches.