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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
  • Stroke
  • Hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain)
  • Infection e.g. Encephalitis
  • Substance abuse
  • Tumour

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