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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is diffuse axon injury?

Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a kind of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a blunt brain injury.

Symptoms of diffuse axon injury

  • Injury to the head

  • Speech that does not make sense, or behavior that is strange

  • Losing consciousness

  • History of dementia

  • Confused or forgetful after waking up from fainting episode

Questions your doctor may ask to check for diffuse axon injury

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose diffuse axon injury

  • Did you hit your head?

  • Do people around you feel like you are speaking incoherently or acting irrationally?

  • Have you currently regained consciousness after temporarily losing consciousness?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with dementia?

  • Were you confused or had memory problems after regaining consciousness?

Treatment for diffuse axon injury

Emergency treatment is required to lower any swelling inside your brain, as this might lead to more damage. To minimise swelling, a course of steroids may be used in some circumstances.

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