About Brain Injury
What is an Acquired Brain Injury?
An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is an injury caused to the brain by events after birth rather than as part of a genetic or congenital disorder. ABI can happen to anyone at any time and can have life-changing consequences for the individual, their family and friends.
What Causes an Acquired Brain Injury?
ABI may occur as a result of:
- Trauma e.g. fall, sporting accident, road traffic collision or assault
- Hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain)
- Infection e.g. Encephalitis
- Substance abuse
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