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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of acquired brain injury that occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Such injury can result when the skull is pierced by an object or when the head collides with another object violently. Symptoms resulting from TBI can range from mild to severe, depending on the extent of the damage. Consciousness may or may not be lost, and there may be symptoms of headache (which in the case of severe TBI, gets worse or does not abate), confusion, agitation, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, and vomiting. There may be sensory issues such as vision and hearing problems as well as changes in smell or taste in addition to slurred speech.

TBI has often been called the signature wound ...

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