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How do persistent vegetative states relate to anoxic brain injury outcomes?

In some cases, anoxic brain injuries can cause people to go into comas. When people come out of a coma, in many cases they will remain in a persistent vegetative state. In this state, some functions of the brain continue, but the person is not conscious. Some doctors think that recovery is not possible if a person is in a vegetative state for longer than three months.

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