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Head Injury Triples Stroke Risk in Young Adults

Published: Feb 18, 2014 in Personal Injury

Traumatic brain injuries not only cause initial damage to the Central Nervous System, but increase the risk of additional neurologic problems and dramatically impact the ongoing costs associated with caring for the patient, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt.

Traumatic head and neck injury tripled stroke risk for young adults compared with other types of trauma injuries, a large cohort study showed.

The relative stroke risk was 2.8 in the 4 weeks after head or neck trauma versus other trauma-related emergency visits among 20- to 49-year-olds Christine Fox, MD, MAS, of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and colleagues found.

Stroke incidence rate was 11 per 100,000 head and neck trauma patients under age 50 overall, and 48 per 100,000 in the 18 to 49 age range, the researchers reported here at the Talk to the Alabama Traumatic Brain Injuries at Belt & Bruner, P.C. Today

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