Title

Altered Mental Status in Children After Traumatic Brain Injury.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2019

Identifier

DOI: 10.3928/19382359-20190422-03

Abstract

Pediatric head injuries are common and may present with varying degrees of altered mental status in children. The approach to evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of further injury is important in achieving good health outcomes after a head injury. In this article, we review the pathophysiology, classifications, signs and symptoms, and management of traumatic brain injury. We also discuss the importance of preventing a secondary injury during recovery by educating families about head injury sequelae and return-to-play guidelines. [Pediatr Ann. 2019;48(5):e192-e196.].

Journal Title

Pediatric annals

Volume

48

Issue

5

First Page

192

Last Page

196

MeSH Keywords

Adolescent; Brain Injuries, Traumatic; Child; Child Abuse; Child, Preschool; Consciousness Disorders; Female; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Prognosis; Secondary Prevention

Keywords

Adolescent; Brain Injuries, Traumatic; Child; Child Abuse; Child, Preschool; Consciousness Disorders; Female; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Prognosis; Secondary Prevention

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