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Mild Head Injury in Preschool Children: Evidence that it can be Associated with a Persisting Cognitive Defect

A mild head injury is defined by a hospital emergency department, as a head injury not severe enough to need admission for observation. 78 children were compared with 86 controls that had a minor injury in other areas. Children with mild head injury, at six months and one year were found to have scored less on a visual puzzle test and were more likely to have another mild head injury. At 6.5 years, they still scored less than controls.

Wrightson P. McGinnV, Gronwall D.   J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1995 (Oct);59 (4): 375-380