What do I know about caring for someone with a diffuse axonal injury?

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If someone you know has suffered a head injury, it is important to contact a doctor immediately. Depending on the severity of the injury, someone with a diffuse axonal injury may require a lifetime of care. A diffuse axonal injury can cause temporary or permanent brain damage or a coma. If this is the case, the level of care needed will depend on the amount of damage caused by the diffuse axonal injury.

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