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Traumatic Brain Injury

What is traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a sudden injury that causes damage to the brain. It may happen when there is a blow, bump, or jolt to the head. This is a closed head injury. A TBI can also happen when an object penetrates the skull. This is a penetrating injury.

Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe. Concussions are a type of mild TBI. The effects of a concussion can sometimes be serious, but most people completely recover in time. More severe TBI can lead to serious physical and psychological symptoms, coma, and even death.

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  1. Traumatic Brain Injury (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a sudden injury that causes damage to the brain. It may happen when there is a blow, bump, or jolt to ...
  2. ... treated for a concussion . This is a mild brain injury that can result when the head hits an ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Traumatic brain injury & concussion. www.cdc.gov/TraumaticBrainInjury/ . Updated March 21, ...
  3. ... A concussion is a less severe type of brain injury. It may also be called a traumatic brain injury. A concussion can affect how the brain works. ...
  4. ... usually a minor or less severe type of brain injury, which may also be called a traumatic brain injury. A concussion can affect how the brain works ...
  5. You had a concussion . This is a mild brain injury. It can affect how your brain works for ...
  6. ... know was in the hospital for a serious brain injury. At home, it will take time for them ... was done to help them recover from the brain injury. The person may have stayed in a special ...
  7. Concussion (National Library of Medicine)  
    A concussion is a type of brain injury. It involves a short loss of normal brain function. It happens when a hit to the head or body causes your head ... cells. Sometimes people call a concussion a "mild" brain injury. It is important to understand that while concussions ...
  8. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be caused by a forceful bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, or from an object that pierces the skull and enters ...
  9. ... shaken, is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. Scalp wounds. Skull fractures. Head injuries may cause ... estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). As a consequence of these injuries, 230, ...
  10. Your child has a mild brain injury ( concussion ). This may affect how your child's brain works for some time. Your child may have lost consciousness for a while. ...
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