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Can an infant ever recover from brain damage from bacterial encephalitis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Infant plasticity

While an adult with an identical injury may be stuck when injured nerves cannot heal, an infant has better healing powers & may be able to rewire past injured areas.
Since their system had not completed adult wiring at the time of injury their "plasticity" makes better healing possible.I have seen some remarkable improvements in kids over the years when many held little hope.Improvement is possible.

In brief: Infant plasticity

While an adult with an identical injury may be stuck when injured nerves cannot heal, an infant has better healing powers & may be able to rewire past injured areas.
Since their system had not completed adult wiring at the time of injury their "plasticity" makes better healing possible.I have seen some remarkable improvements in kids over the years when many held little hope.Improvement is possible.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anything is possible

The brain is remarkable in its recuperative powers.
Never give up, provide the baby with all the good nutrition and stimulation you can. There are some experimental pharmacological treatments that may increase or facilitate brain recovery from anoxic, traumatic or inflammatory injury (that's what happens after bacterial encephalitis).

In brief: Anything is possible

The brain is remarkable in its recuperative powers.
Never give up, provide the baby with all the good nutrition and stimulation you can. There are some experimental pharmacological treatments that may increase or facilitate brain recovery from anoxic, traumatic or inflammatory injury (that's what happens after bacterial encephalitis).
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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