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‘Hidden’ Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who were injured by homemade bombs show an unusual pattern of damage, a small study finds. Researchers speculate that the damage -- what they call a "honeycomb" pattern of broken and swollen nerve fibers -- might help explain the phenomenon of "shell shock."

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It’s not hidden but a different form probably similar to that with concussive injury.

 

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