What increases my risk for a diffuse axonal injury?

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Most diffuse axonal injuries are the result of car accidents or other incidents that cause a shaking of the brain, such as in shaken baby syndrome. Not wearing proper safety equipment, such as helmets or seatbelts, can raise your risk for a diffuse axonal injury. As with all head injuries, practice basic safety to reduce your risk.

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