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Immediate procedures are needed to intervene: check motor response, pupils, and verbal response. Regarding the medical history, one needs to assess the time and mode of onset, past or coincidental trauma, past or current illnesses taking drugs or toxicants.

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Source: Mediserve‘s Medical Emergencies in Pediatrics.

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