What Is the Incidence of Subclinical and Clinical Seizures in Pediatric TBI?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children. The primary medical management of TBI relies on minimization of secondary injury. Posttraumatic seizures are relatively common and can cause secondary injury or worsen other sources of secondary injury. O’Neill et al sought to determine the incidence of seizures in children with TBI using a protocol for early continuous electroencephalography monitoring.

This study affirmed that posttraumatic seizures are relatively common in pediatric patients with TBI.

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