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What leads to unresponsiveness while having normal vital signs?

My brother was in a car accident but did not suffer any injuries to the head or brain. He was awake and gave the ER my mom s number before they took him into surgery for his ankle. It s now been 10 days and he still hasn t woken up. They did 3 EEG s which showed normal brain activity and 2 CT scans which were normal. He opens his eyes but has a blank stare and he moves his mouth, hands, and leg. Does anyone know what could be the reason he s not waking up.
Fri, 1 Sep 2017
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HI
Well come to HCM
I really appreciate your concern, car accident can cause the serious head injury and it seems to be the same here in your brother's case, if the MRI is not being done then it is advisable to get this done, it must be the cerebral injury so the sensorium is disturbed, stuporous condition needs to be ruled out, in such cases complete clinical examination is must and it is to know the CNS score (Consciousness level) in short it could be the nervous system injury hope this information helps.
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What leads to unresponsiveness while having normal vital signs?

HI Well come to HCM I really appreciate your concern, car accident can cause the serious head injury and it seems to be the same here in your brother s case, if the MRI is not being done then it is advisable to get this done, it must be the cerebral injury so the sensorium is disturbed, stuporous condition needs to be ruled out, in such cases complete clinical examination is must and it is to know the CNS score (Consciousness level) in short it could be the nervous system injury hope this information helps.