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Brain injury due to anoxia or hypoxia

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March 2020

Brain injury due to trauma, anoxia or hypoxia - resulting in permanent symptoms

Death of brain tissue due to trauma or reduced oxygen supply (anoxia or hypoxia) resulting in permanent neurological deficit with persisting clinical symptoms.

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Definition merged with traumatic brain injury and removed drug, alcohol and intentional self-inflicted injury exclusion.

 

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October 2017

This is a new definition.

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Brain injury due to anoxia or hypoxia - resulting in permanent symptoms

Death of brain tissue due to reduced oxygen supply (anoxia or hypoxia) resulting in permanent neurological deficit with persisting clinical symptoms. 

For the above definition, the following are not covered:

  • sickness or injury as a result of drug or alcohol intake or other intentional self-inflicted injury.