The spectrum of disease in chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

  title={The spectrum of disease in chronic traumatic encephalopathy.},
  author={Ann C. McKee and Robert A. Stern and Christopher J. Nowinski and Thor D. Stein and Victor E. Alvarez and Daniel H. Daneshvar and Hyo-Soon Lee and Sydney M Wojtowicz and Garth F. Hall and Christine M. Baugh and David O. Riley and Caroline A. Kubilus and Kerry A. Cormier and Matthew Jacobs and Brett R. Martin and Carmela R. Abraham and Tsuneya Ikezu and Robert Ross Reichard and Benjamin L. Wolozin and Andrew E. Budson and Lee E. Goldstein and Neil W. Kowall and Robert C. Cantu},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={136 Pt 1},
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a progressive tauopathy that occurs as a consequence of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury. We analysed post-mortem brains obtained from a cohort of 85 subjects with histories of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury and found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in 68 subjects: all males, ranging in age from 17 to 98 years (mean 59.5 years), including 64 athletes, 21 military veterans (86% of whom were also athletes) and one individual who… CONTINUE READING
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