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Pediatric Injury: Overview

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Every year, more than 9 million children visit hospital emergency departments for treatment of injuries ranging from animal bites and insect sings to life-threating and fatal conditions resulting from vehicle accidents, falls, suffocation, drowning, and other causes. Pediatric trauma is the leading cause of death in children in the United States. The NICHD supports research on pediatric trauma, including prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

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Common Name

  • Pediatric injury

Medical or Scientific Name

  • Pediatric trauma
Last Reviewed: 10/23/2013
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