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  • Print publication year: 2013
  • Online publication date: March 2013

Chapter 9 - The child with decreased consciousness and coma

from Section 2 - Clinical Conditions

Further reading

Advanced Life Support Group. Advanced Paediatric Life Support: The practical approach, 5th edition. Wiley-Blackwell 2011.
AvnerJR.Altered states of consciousness. Paediatr Rev 2006;27(9): 331–338.
KirkhamFJ.Non traumatic coma in children. Arch Dis Child 2001;85:303–312.
NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre. Hospital episode statistics. Department of Health. 2005. London.
Paediatric Accident and Emergency Research group. The management of a child (0–18 years) with a decreased conscious level. An evidence based guideline for health professionals based in the hospital setting. Available at:
WongC, ForsythR, KellyT., EyreJ.Incidence, aetiology, and outcome of non-traumatic coma: a population based study. Arch Dis Child 2001;84(3):193–199.