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The primary initial treatment in the management of either blunt or penetrating trauma to the head is:

a. High-dose steroid treatment
b. Supportive care of the airway, breathing, and circulation
c. Mannitol
d. Furosemide

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Rationale: a. High-dose steroid therapy, although once a treatment modality, is no longer recommended,
b. Correct.
c. Mannitol, an osmotic diuretic, may be useful, but supportive care is more important in the initial management.
d. Furosemide is not indicated in the treatment of blunt or penetrating trauma of the head.

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Boom! Correct answer