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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Joanna Ekabua, M.D. [2]

Overview

Common causes of traumatic brain injury include in people younger than 75 is transportation accidents and in older than 75 is falls.

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Common Causes

  • Common causes of traumatic brain injury may include:[1][2]
    • Under age 75: Transportation accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians
    • Aged 75 and older: Falls


Less Common Causes

  • Less common causes of traumatic brain injury include:
    • Firearm assults
    • Child abuse
    • Sport injury


References

  1. Traumatic Brain Injury: Hope Through Research. NINDS. Publication date February 2002. NIH Publication No. 02-2478. Prepared by: Office of Communications and Public Liaison, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  2. Galgano M, Toshkezi G, Qiu X, Russell T, Chin L, Zhao LR (2017). "Traumatic Brain Injury: Current Treatment Strategies and Future Endeavors". Cell Transplant. 26 (7): 1118–1130. doi:10.1177/0963689717714102. PMC 5657730. PMID 28933211.


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