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What increases my risk for a diffuse axonal injury?

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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What is a diffuse brain injury?
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Do diffuse brain injuries affect females and males differently?
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How can brain swelling contribute to diffuse brain injury?
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