Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage

Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage

Date:
July 16, 2014
Source:
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Summary:
Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage and thinking and memory problems, according to a study. Compared to people with no brain injury, those with injuries had brain damage in brain white matter consisting of disruption to nerve axons, those parts of nerve cells that make up white matter and that allow brain cells to transmit messages to each other, a study shows.

Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage and thinking and memory problems, according to a study published in the July 16, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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