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What are the causes of memory loss in someone who was in a coma?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: It's complex.

Memory is a complex, poorly understood phenomenon.
The fluctuations in blood pressure, blood flow and inflammation all can contribute. Often brain tissue is also destroyed during a coma which can have effects on memory. This is active area of medical research.

In brief: It's complex.

Memory is a complex, poorly understood phenomenon.
The fluctuations in blood pressure, blood flow and inflammation all can contribute. Often brain tissue is also destroyed during a coma which can have effects on memory. This is active area of medical research.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. John Baker
Neurology

In brief: Coma

Many possibilities.
..Poor blood flow or oxygen/nutrients to brain, medications, anesthesia...

In brief: Coma

Many possibilities.
..Poor blood flow or oxygen/nutrients to brain, medications, anesthesia...
Dr. John Baker
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