Connection between brain inflammation and CTE identified

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Connection between brain inflammation and CTE identified

For the first time, researchers have shown that inflammation in the brain may have direct involvement in the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In addition, they found that the number of years one plays contact sports may predict the occurrence of CTE and that this association is partly due to increased inflammation in the brain.

The findings, which appear in online in Acta Neuropathologica Communications, are important steps in understanding how CTE develops and may help efforts to identify and treat CTE during life.


Original source of this content: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/bumc-cbb110216.php