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What are the treatment options for diffuse brain injuries?

Treatment for diffuse brain injuries, a type of traumatic brain injury, focuses on making sure the brain damage doesn't get worse through swelling. An injured brain often swells, and pressure can start to build up. This buildup of pressure can further damage brain tissue. To reduce swelling, diuretics may be given. Anti-seizure drugs may be used to prevent seizures.

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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...
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What are the four types of injury that can cause diffuse brain damage?
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There are four main types of brain injuries that can cause diffuse brain damage These include:Diffus...
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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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How do diffuse and focal brain injuries differ?
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