Does ischemic brain injury affect children differently than adults?

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Ischemic brain injury affects children differently than adults. For children, ischemic brain injuries are often acquired prenatally or as a result of an accident. Early interventions such as therapy may be implemented to reduce the effects and generally the earlier the intervention, the better the outcome. However, children will live with the results of their brain injury for the duration of their lives. Motor skills, coordination, and balance are significantly impacted in children. Strokes may occur at any time in a person's life; however, cerebral palsy is a disability that occurs in childhood.

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