ABSTRACT
Injuries are one of the commonest causes of disability and death worldwide. They affect all populations in all geographic regions. Injuries are amongst the commonest causes of mortality in the pediatric population, after infections, congenital and neonatal complications. Children have considerable variations in their anatomy and physiology when compared to adults, which change with advancing age. A similar mechanism of trauma leads to different injuries with unique management and treatment strategies in pediatric patients. This review focuses on these aspects and management of pediatric trauma.

Key words:
Pediatric Trauma; Glasgow Coma Scale; PICU
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