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What is the most severe type of diffuse brain injury?

The most severe type of diffuse brain injury is a diffuse axonal injury. Axons are parts of nerve cells through which nerve impulses leave. When they are damaged, the structural cohesion of the central nervous system is affected. Diffuse brain injuries that do not affect the structural cohesion of the central nervous system are less severe.

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How do diffuse brain injuries affect other illnesses?
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How do diffuse and focal brain injuries differ?
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