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Could only sign of a brain injury in a 2 year old be crankiness? Hit his head on cement 3 days ago. Small bump on forehead gone. No other symptoms & he's getting molars. Didn't lose consciousness or cry. PERRLA.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Sounds normal

I wouldn't use "brain injury" as a descriptor (too loaded with worry)but a kid can be cranky for 1-2 wks after a simple fall.
Toddlers can have the equivalent of a migraine come & go in the same time frame with this form of trauma, usually lasting <1hr at a time. If he didn't get knocked out i think the possibility of a significant issue approaches zero.

In brief: Sounds normal

I wouldn't use "brain injury" as a descriptor (too loaded with worry)but a kid can be cranky for 1-2 wks after a simple fall.
Toddlers can have the equivalent of a migraine come & go in the same time frame with this form of trauma, usually lasting <1hr at a time. If he didn't get knocked out i think the possibility of a significant issue approaches zero.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Head injury, 2yrsOld

Frontal bruse and think contra coup from rapidly deceleration on a fixed vessel, the skull; i.
e., the visual cortex of the brain would have been disturbed.

In brief: Head injury, 2yrsOld

Frontal bruse and think contra coup from rapidly deceleration on a fixed vessel, the skull; i.
e., the visual cortex of the brain would have been disturbed.
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: No problems

At this point it sounds like be is doing well just chalk it up to the school of hard knocks.

In brief: No problems

At this point it sounds like be is doing well just chalk it up to the school of hard knocks.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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