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Stuart Crisp

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date: 06 May 2021

Assessment 292

Macrocephaly 294

Seizures 295

Altered level of consciousness 299

Headache 300

Weakness 302

Ataxia 304

Dizziness 306

Abnormal movements 307

Shunt malfunctions 308

Further reading 311

When taking a history, gain information from the parents and child. If questions are phrased appropriately, children can describe events, e.g. unusual sensations before a seizure, tingling (‘shooting’) pain of neuralgia....

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