boxers' encephalopathy

boxers' encephalopathy

Dementia pugilistica Sports medicine Boxing causes major neuropsychologic defects in its long-term practitioners when tested by the Wechsler and Bender Gestalt tests, causing variable organic mental disease and impaired short-term memory, dysarthria, nystagmus, reasoning ability, and motor skills; CT evidence of cortical atrophy Acute boxing injuries Cerebral edema, ischemia, and temporal or uncal herniation. See Blood sport, Broughton rules, Marquis of Queensbury rules, 'Punch-drunk' syndrome.
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