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trauma-cranico

In the case of closed head injury, loss of consciousness may not be immediate; in fact, several minutes may elapse between the time of injury and the appearance of neurological signs.

To determine the state of consciousness, the Glasgow Coma Scale, through which a score of 8 or below determines severe trauma.

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