CTE: Why Head Trauma Causes Progressive Damage Years Later

Scary Symptoms—October 25, 2014

ScarySymptoms.com reports that CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) can develop years after an athlete retires. 

"The potential for cumulative damage from repetitive concussions or subconcussive blows is of growing concern and remains incompletely understood," said Teena Shetty, MD, neurologist at HSS.

She adds that aging and genetics may play a role in the progression but the extent to which is unclear.

Read the full article at Scarysymptoms.com.

 

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