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How common is a diffuse axonal injury?

Diffuse axonal injuries are fairly common. They can occur during car accidents, trauma to the head, or the shaking of an infant or child. Using safety equipment, such as seat belts or helmets when appropriate, and avoiding situations that can shake the head violently, can help prevent instances of diffuse axonal injury.

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