Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

Occurs when the injury results in a loss of consciousness of 30 minutes to 24 hours, an initial Glasgow Coma Scale of 9-12. Post-traumatic amnesia can last 24 hours to seven days.

Characteristics:

  • There are usually abnormal CT or MRI findings.
  • Confusion may last a few days to weeks.
  • Physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral impairments could last for months or be permanent.

Common Symptoms:

  • Symptoms may be similar to a mild TBI, but the symptoms do not go away and may even get worse.
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