The child in coma represents an acute pediatric emergency. The physician is faced with the tasks of initiating emergency management, defining the cause of the alteration in consciousness, and instituting specific therapeutic procedures, all of which must be carried out simultaneously. Important entities associated with coma are discussed in other chapters. The focus here is on the initial diagnosis and management.
KeywordsStatus Epilepticus Brain Death Pupil Size Impaired Consciousness Spastic Quadriplegia
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