Disease Information for Penetrating head trauma

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Scalp tenderness/pain
Central Facial Paralysis
Facial weakness/droop, unilateral
Headache
Jacksonian seizure
Moro Reflex unilateral Abnormal
Stroke Syndrome Child
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Diagnostic Test Results
CT Scan
CT Scan/Head Air in brain tissue/ventricles
CT Scan/Head Gas in brain tissue
X-RAY
Xray/Skull Air or gas shadows
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Brain abscess
Brain laceration/injury
Empyema, subdural
Epidural abscess
Epilepsy
Jacksonian/posttraumatic epilepsy
Meningitis
Meningitis Bacterial
Stabbing/penetrating wounds
Traumatic Brain Syndrome
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Secondary bacterial lesion infection
Process
PROCESS/Trauma (category)
PROCESS/Traumatic brain injury (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Parenteral antibiotics required
Other Treatments
TX/Medical/surgical emergency
Definition

Head injuries which feature compromise of the skull and dura mater. These may result from gunshot wounds (WOUNDS, GUNSHOT), stab wounds (WOUNDS, STAB), and other forms of trauma.

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