Most childhood head injuries are minor and hurt only the outside of the head. On rare occasions, a severe head injury can cause bruising or bleeding in the brain. This type of head injury requires immediate medical attention.
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014
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