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Mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) is a serious public health and socioeconomic problem, resulting in long-term disability and death from secondary complications when not properly diagnosed. Over 1,000,000 concussions occur every year in the United States; of these approximately 300,000 occur during athletic events. 10% of college and 20% of high school athletes will suffer a concussion at some point in their athletic career. Younger athletes are at higher risk. Undiagnosed or underdiagnosed concussions often lead to poor clinical management and may cause cognitive deficits, psychosocial problems, and secondary complications such as depression. Second impact syndrome which occurs when a second concussion is sustained in close time proximity to an initial head injury has a reported 50% mortality rate.
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