Risk of Repeat Concussion Among Patients Diagnosed at a Pediatric Care Network

Although much is known about the causes and characteristics about initial concussions for children, there is less information about the risk of repeat concussions and the demographics associated with such injuries. In this study, conducted by lead researcher and PISC Senior Scholar Allison Curry, clinical data from the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania was analyzed to find that an estimated 1 in 6 youth diagnosed with a concussion were diagnosed with a subsequent concussion within 2 years, and that several characteristics (age, mainly) indicated an increase in this risk.


 

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