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What increases my risk for a cerebral contusion?

Cerebral contusions (bruises on the brain) occur most often from auto collisions, physical assaults, and falls. They can happen to anyone, but individuals who have difficulty walking and tend to fall often; those in contact sports; those who engage in riskier activity; and those who are taking medications to thin their blood are at higher risk for this head injury. Males experience cerebral contusions more than twice as often as females, and males are three to four times more likely to die from this injury.

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