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What are the complications of anoxic brain injuries?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

A serious complication of an anoxic brain injury is the possibility of entering into a protracted vegetative state. The length of time one can survive in a vegetative state is partially dependent on avoiding additional complications. These may include malnourishment, pneumonia, bed sores, and clots in the veins.

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