Is a diffuse brain injury serious?

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The severity of diffuse brain injuries can range from mild to fatal. In many cases, a diffuse brain injury is a serious injury in which widespread neurological dysfunction can occur. Diffuse brain injuries can be medical emergencies that require immediate medical attention. Diffuse brain damage can cause death of brain cells, protracted or permanent life-changing symptoms, coma, and even death.

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