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Critical Care Medicine

Answer 2
  1. GCS < 8. The factor most predictive of posttraumatic seizures is a GCS of < 8; 38.7% of patients with a GCS of < 8 will develop seizures compared with 3.8% of patients with a GCS > 8. Patient age, occipital lobe injury, concomitant use of illicit drugs, and generalized brain injury have not been shown to be predictive of posttraumatic seizures.2

    2 Varon J, Marik PE. The management of head trauma in children. Crit Care Shock 2002;5:133–43.

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