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How does a diffuse axonal injury affect the body?

Someone with a diffuse axonal brain injury typically loses consciousness for an extended period of time. A diffuse axonal injury causes damage to the nerves in the brain. As a result, brain cells may die and pressure on the brain may increase due to swelling. Someone with a diffuse axonal injury may fall into a coma, suffer brain damage, or even die in severe cases.

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