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Emergencies 

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Emergencies
Author(s):

Rob Forsyth

and Richard Newton

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198784449.003.0006
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date: 24 August 2019

This chapter offers practical information on the management of emergencies in paediatric neurology. A step-by-step guide is given to immediate assessment, differential diagnosis, intervention, investigation, and treatment. The common scenarios addressed are acute agitation; coma; convulsive status epilepticus; status dystonicus; sudden onset visual loss, and the child who suddenly stops walking.

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