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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Rob Forsyth,
Dr Thomas Kelly,
Professor Janet Eyre
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Cognitive and adaptive behavioural outcome were studied in the identified survivors of a population based study of non-traumatic coma (NTC) in childhood. Children were assessed early (six weeks) and late (12 months) after NTC. At least 7% of those children in whom no suspicions of prior neurodevelopmental morbidity existed showed moderate or severe disability following NTC. Children over 2 years of age at insult showed some improvement between early and late assessments; however, children below 2 years showed no improvement. Differing age at insult effects were observed between aetiological groups. A relation between early age at first insult and poor outcome was particularly evident among children experiencing NTC caused by epilepsy.
Author(s): Forsyth RJ, Wong CP, Kelly TP, Borrill H, Stilgoe D, Kendall S, Eyre JA
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Print publication date: 01/01/2001
ISSN (print): 0003-9888
ISSN (electronic): 1468-2044
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
PubMed id: 11207163
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