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Child started to stutter post a concussion. Is this normal?

My son was rushed to the hospital on Thursday last week we were told he has a concussion . The reason he was taken to the hospital cause at school he started talking with a stutter . The ER said that should go away after awhile a few days well its been 4 days and its slowly getting better is this normal to stutter not just slurring but a stutter.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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thank you for your query.

what your son is suffering from is called post concussion syndrome.
Post-concussion syndrome, also known as postconcussive syndrome or PCS,also called shell shock is a set of symptoms that may continue for weeks, months, or occasionally a year or more after a usually occurs in 50-80% of brain injuries.
it includes headaches,stuttering,dizziness,mood swings etc

the prognosis of PCS is excellent.For most people, post-concussion symptoms go away within a few days to several weeks after the original injury occurs.In others, symptoms may remain for three to six months.but usually they completely resolve within the said period.

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Answered: Fri, 21 Jun 2013
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