post concussion syndrome

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post concussion syndrome

NEUROLOGY, SPORT MEDICINE

Definition A complex disorder characterised by a constellation of symptoms that follow traumatic brain injury, which is thought to be more common in athletes

Clinical findings Altered consciousness, anxiety, dizziness, irritability, poor concentration and memory, fatigue, headaches, sleep disturbances, disturbed vision, equilibrium, increased sensitivity to noise and light and, for some authors, an initial Glasgow Coma Scale of  ≥ 13 (of 15). 

Synonym Postconcussive syndrome 

References http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-concussion-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20032705
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-concussion_syndrome

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