Effect of Anesthesia on Children

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Anesthesia given only once in childhood doesn’t appear to have lasting effects.



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A Mayo Clinic study finds anesthesia does not affect the intelligence of young children.

Researchers tracked nearly one thousand kids who underwent general anesthesia before the age of three.

They had similar I-Q’s than their peers who did not have anesthesia.

However, multiple exposures at a young age were linked to learning and behavior problems.

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