What is a diffuse brain injury?

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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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