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Disease or Condition — Injuries and Poisoning:
mild traumatic brain injury

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Description

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Symptoms of a concussion can include headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and sensitivity to light and noise. If you suspect you or someone else has a concussion, it is important to seek medical attention right away.

Synonyms
  • concussion
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • concentration difficulty
  • coordination abnormality
  • dysphasia
  • fainting
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • lack of coordination
  • learning difficulty
  • nausea
  • tinnitus
  • unsteadiness on feet
  • vomiting
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • coma
  • disorientation
  • transient alteration of awareness

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