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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)  
    Coma/Related Issues ... Coma ... Traumatic Brain Injury/Start Here ... Traumatic Brain Injury ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... A traumatic brain ...
  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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