A 51-year-old member asked:
what is the difference between a coma and a locked-in syndrome?
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Dr. William Singer answered
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Different responses: Coma is a state of unconscious unawareness . due to diffuse brain involvement. Lock in syndrome is a condition of brain stem damage where the person in paralyzed with only eye movements preserved. The individual can be fully aware but unable to respond.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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