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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