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How do medications treat diffuse axonal injuries?

Someone with a diffuse axonal injury will be admitted to the hospital for watchful waiting. However, pain may be treated with acetaminophen or other drugs that are not blood-thinners. In some cases, blood pressure may be regulated with diuretics. People with diffuse axonal injuries may also suffer seizures, which will be treated with anti-seizure medication.

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