Criteria for mild Traumatic Brain Injury

What are the criteria for mild Traumatic Brain Injury? 

The diagnostic criteria for mild TBI/concussion set out by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine are that

  • a patient has had head trauma with loss of consciousness (LOC) up to 30 minutes,
  • loss of memory for the events before or after the accident up to 24 hours,
  • dazed/disoriented/confused feelings, or focal neurologic deficits.
  • It would not be mild TBI if the LOC exceeds 30 minutes,
  • the amnesia persists after 24 hours, or the Glasgow Coma Scale score after 30 minutes falls between 13 and 15.

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