Causes And Dangers Of A 5 Year Old Child In A Coma For 6 Days?
Hello doctor. Whether a 5 year old child is in a coma for six days is still normal.
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Coma is a condition where a person experiences loss of consciousness for a certain period of time. This condition is considered a medical emergency that must receive immediate treatment to save lives and also prevent more severe brain damage. Generally, doctors need to do a thorough physical and neurological examination to identify the cause of coma, as well as perform supporting tests, such as blood tests, CT scans, X-rays, MRI, and EEG (brain record). Or, the doctor takes a sample of cerebrospinal fluid to be examined microscopically in the laboratory.
Some of the possibilities that can cause a coma in a 5 year old child, namely:
Brain injury Rupture or blockage of blood vessels in the brain Tumors in the brain or brain stem Diabetes Lack of oxygen, for example drowning Infections, for example encephalitis, meningitis Seizures Poisoning, for example carbon monoxide Overdose, for example due to consumption of drugs, alcohol, etc. Coma is certainly not a condition natural, however long it takes. Therefore, it requires direct handling by doctors, especially neurologists and / or neurosurgeons to determine the best management to restore the patient's condition. What kind of treatment will be given, it really depends on the results of the examination and diagnosis that is established.
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dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah