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Can a having a fractured skull as an infant cause lower IQ later in life?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: The crack itself does not mean a kid will suffer diminished performance later on. Some babies have relatively simple fractures from falls or incidental trauma & don't mess up the brain inside. Some may suffer brain injury to a minor or major degree & the potential outcome depends on the amount & location of brain injury involved. The quicker the recovery the less likely an impact on iq.
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

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