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Does a coma affect children differently than adults?

A coma occurs when an illness or injury causes severe damage to some part of the brain. Children may experience the same symptoms for a coma as an adult, and must take care to avoid the same complications from infection and complications. Children, however, often experience a fuller recovery than adults because of the brain's ability to repair brain cells more quickly in young children.

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