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Child with history of seizures, is non-verbal, has increased sleepiness, seizures, constant bump on the head post a bang, on ketogenic diet. Cause?

My son is nine yrs old he has neuro issues and he is non verbal , he hit his head more than a week ago and its still the size of a golf ball there is no other signs of head injury other than he is sleepy but he seems to have energy and he eats well he is on the ketogenic diet for seizures and they have increased since he did hit his head?
Asked On : Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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From the details provided it looks like he has only scalp injury (hematoma) and nothing to suggest an internal brain injury. Seizures are likely to increase after injuries for various reasons. If you feel that he is getting new types of seizures after head injury then he needs evaluation to rule out the possibility of internal injury.

If the injury was due to drop attack (sudden flexion of the head and abrupt falls) then we need to consider using protective head gear for preventing further falls and head injuries. For more information contact your epilepsy specialist.


Dr Shiva Kumar R
Consultant Neurologist & Epileptologist

Answered: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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