<< Pediatric Submersion Injuries: Emergency Care And Resuscitation (Trauma CME)

Differential Diagnosis

Predisposing medical conditions, such as hypoglycemia, seizures, drug ingestion and alcohol intoxication, and cardiac dysrhythmias (including long QT syndrome) must be considered in the differential. It has been found that epilepsy increases the risk of drowning 4- to 14-fold in children.

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