Spotlight on Chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Traumatic encephalopathy refers to a specific pathology found in the brains of people with a history of traumatic brain injury. Although first recognized as a clinical entity in the early 20th century, it has become a hotly-debated topic in both the scientific and sporting communities over the past decade.

In this article, Dr. Jason Weller, Katherine Turk, and Andrew E Budson, all of the Boston VA Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine, provide a look into its history and epidemiology as well as a summary of current research into the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of this neurodegenerative disease.

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