Acquired Brain Injury
What is Acquired Brain Injury?
An acquired brain injury is an injury to the brain that has occurred after birth and is not hereditary, congenital, or degenerative. An acquired brain injury includes injuries caused by trauma of external physical force, also known as traumatic brain injury.
Acquired brain injury also includes internal insults or damage to the brain caused by tumors, blood clots, strokes, seizures, infections, and lack of oxygen to the brain. A head trauma resulting in a traumatic brain injury is often due to hitting the head or experiencing sudden, jarring movement. There are numerous potential injuries that can happen to the brain from a variety of events. An accident, fall, or other physical head trauma may cause a brain injury. The outcome for a brain-injured person is often difficult to predict, but definitely requires assessment by a physician, or rehabilitation therapist.
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