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can concussion/s in toddlers cause long term brain damage, like trouble with school and cognitive functions later in life? where can i read more?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on variables: A concussion significant enough to cause immediate loss of consciousness and hospitalization may result in long term issues. However, the common head trauma from a stumbling toddler is unlikely to produce any later issues.

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Last updated Apr 15, 2014

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