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A 16-year-old male asked:

I play sports and substain a concussion and every time i substain a concussion i sit out and let my brain regroup for the time needed,can i get cte ?

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Dr. James Natalie
Sports Medicine 16 years experience
See you doc: Multiple concussions at such a young age is SERIOUS. We are just beginning to learn about CTE and the consequences of multiple concussions, so I don't think your question can be answered easily. A greater concern would be second impact syndrome, in which a second concussion too close to the first leads to death. You need to see a sports medicine/PMR doc comfortable with concussion. Best of luck

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Last updated May 30, 2014

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