Current Understanding of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

  • Christine M. Baugh
  • Clifford A. Robbins
  • Robert A. Stern
  • Ann C. McKee
Traumatic Brain Injury (JR Couch, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Traumatic Brain Injury

Opinion statement

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a unique neurodegenerative disease found in individuals with a history of repetitive head impacts. The neuropathology of CTE is increasingly well defined. Prospective, longitudinal studies with post-mortem neuropathologic validation as well as in vivo diagnostic techniques are needed in order to advance the understanding of CTE clinically. Given the large number of individuals who incur concussions and other forms of brain trauma, this is an important area for scientific and public health inquiry.

Keywords

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) Concussion Brain trauma Traumatic brain injury (TBI) APOE Biomarker Tau Football 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine M. Baugh
    • 1
    • 2
  • Clifford A. Robbins
    • 1
  • Robert A. Stern
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Ann C. McKee
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Boston University School of Medicine, CTE CenterBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  4. 4.Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease CenterBostonUSA
  5. 5.Department of PathologyBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  6. 6.VA Boston Healthcare SystemBostonUSA

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