A 29-year-old member asked:
Can having a fractured skull as an infant lead to having seizures later in life?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Neurology 31 years experience
Possibly: This is one of those things you will never get a straight answer to, unless the trauma was severe enough to have caused brain damage. Even then, it is more likely than not that the seizures are not related to the trauma. I would consult a good epileptologist (neurologist specializing in seizures). Sometimes the seizure focus can be found and resected.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Can a having a fractured skull as an infant cause lower IQ later in life?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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.
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Last updated Nov 7, 2012
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