The duality of the inflammatory response to traumatic brain injury

  title={The duality of the inflammatory response to traumatic brain injury},
  author={Philipp M. Lenzlinger and Maria-Cristina Morganti-Kossmann and Helmut L. Laurer and T K Mcintosh},
  journal={Molecular Neurobiology},
One and a half to two million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the US each year, of which approx 70,000–90,000 will suffer from long-term disability with dramatic impacts on their own and their families’ lives and enormous socio-economic costs. Brain damage following traumatic injury is a result of direct (immediate mechanical disruption of brain tissue, or primary injury) and indirect (secondary or delayed) mechanisms. These secondary mechanisms involve the initiation of an… CONTINUE READING
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