LetterTraumatic Brain Injury

Comment on “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Blast-Exposed Military Veterans and a Blast Neurotrauma Mouse Model”

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Science Translational Medicine  24 Oct 2012:
Vol. 4, Issue 157, pp. 157le8
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3004403

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In a case study, the authors report an increase in phosphorylated neurofilament heavy chain, a marker of neuroaxonal damage, in the plasma of a blast-exposed patient immediately after injury. They suggest that this phosphoprotein may be a useful body fluid indicator of acute blast traumatic brain injury.

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