Paediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of a violent blow or jolt to the head or body that causes neurological symptoms such as headache, alteration or loss of consciousness, amnesia, or nausea. Paediatric TBI is a leading cause of injury-related death and disability in children and adolescents, affecting more than 3 million children every year worldwide.
Our projects aim to better understand the consequences of paediatric TBI on the developing brain to improve recovery and prevent the long-lasting impairment. They mostly focus on:
- Early childhood (0-6 years old): Age at which TBI is highly prevalent and the brain particularly vulnerable.
- Mild TBI or “concussion” that accounts for the vast majority (75-90 %) of paediatric TBI.