TBI occurs when an injury disrupts the way the brain functions. The most common causes of TBI are falls, car crashes, and blows to the head.
Immediate or delayed symptoms may include confusion, blurred vision, headache, concentration difficulty, and infants may cry persistently or be irritable.
Treatment may involve rest, medication, or surgery.
There are approximately three-million cases of TBI diagnosed each year in the USA with a concussion making up approximately 8-% of all diagnosed TBIs.
Children under the age of four are at risk of injury from falls and child abuse. Adolescents aged 15 to 19 are at an increased risk due to sports injuries and car crashes. People aged 75 years and older are at risk from falls.
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