Effects of traumatic brain injury linger months later, data show

11/21/2013 | HealthImaging.com

Damage to the brain months after mild traumatic brain injury may persist even after the usual symptoms fade, according to a study that investigated 50 cases. While concussion symptoms were reduced by up to 27% four months after injury, brain scans of patients with concussions showed abnormalities in the gray matter in the frontal cortex, and some patients continued to report memory and emotional problems and headaches, according to research published in the journal Neurology.

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