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Acute mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) in adults

Authors
Randolph W Evans, MD, FAAN
Christopher T Whitlow, MD, PhD, MHA
Section Editors
Michael J Aminoff, MD, DSc
Maria E Moreira, MD
Jeffrey G Jarvik, MD, MPH
Deputy Editors
Janet L Wilterdink, MD
Susanna I Lee, MD, PhD

INTRODUCTION

Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common and, while typically benign, has a risk of serious short- and long-term sequelae.

Important considerations in the management of mild TBI include [1]:

Identification of immediate neurologic emergencies

Recognition and management of neurologic sequelae

Prevention of cumulative and chronic brain injury

                            
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