chronic traumatic encephalopathy


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chronic traumatic encephalopathy

n. Abbr. CTE
A neurodegenerative disease resulting from repetitive trauma to the brain, characterized by speech and gait difficulties, cognitive dysfunction, memory disturbances, and changes in behavior and personality.

chronic traumatic encephalopathy

A progressive neurodegenerative disease which occurs in those who have been subjected to multiple concussions while participating in American football, ice hockey, professional wrestling and other contact sports. The term was introduced as a clinicopathological construct to distinguish the sequelae of these sports from the late effects of boxing.

Clinical findings
Dementia, memory loss, aggression, confusion and depression that appear from months to decades after the “sub-concussions”.
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This condition, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is characterized by the accumulation of tau proteins in the brain, similar to Alzheimer's disease.
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Over time, this can lead to progressive brain disorders like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and create problems with mood and movement.
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In 2005, forensic pathologist Dr Bennet Omalu published a groundbreaking study (1) that, for the first time, showed a link between American football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative brain disease that has been detected in people who have suffered a severe blow or repeated blows to the head.
Department of Veterans Affairs, discovered elevated levels of a protein called CCL11 in the brains of dead football players with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), but not in the brains of healthy people or people with Alzheimer's disease.
The aftershock of those earthquake findings came Thursday when it was reported that the brain of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who committed suicide last April after he was convicted of murder, had such a severe form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy that the damage was akin to that of players in their 60s.

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