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What is a diffuse brain injury?

A diffuse brain injury is a type of traumatic brain injury that has an effect on the entire brain. A loss of consciousness usually results from a diffuse brain injury. Diffuse brain injuries are usually caused by forces of acceleration or deceleration, which often take place during car accidents or falls. The severity of diffuse brain injury can range from mild to fatal. Diffuse brain damage usually can only be seen microscopically.

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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 ...
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How can brain swelling contribute to diffuse brain injury?
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The brain often swells after a traumatic brain injury. This can cause pressure to build up within th...
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What is the most severe type of diffuse brain injury?
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The most severe type of diffuse brain injury is a diffuse axonal injury. Axons are parts of nerve ce...
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Does the direction of head movement affect diffuse brain injuries?
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Diffuse brain injuries usually occur from rapid forces of acceleration or deceleration, most often r...
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