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How do other illnesses affect a cerebral contusion?

A cerebral contusion is a bruise on the brain caused by a blow to the head such as might be experienced in a car collision, physical assault, or a fall. The severity of the damage caused to the brain will determine if there is permanent damage and how severe it is. About two percent of the U.S. population needs long-term or full-time care after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a cerebral contusion. Other injuries sustained at the same time as the cerebral contusion may go unnoticed in the rush to care for the TBI, and can progress to cause complications.

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