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30 August, 14:26

Elliott has been a mixed martial arts fighter for 9 years and has, in that time, suffered repeated blows to the head. His neurologist diagnoses him with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Which statement is the MOST accurate regarding Elliott's condition? Immediate surgery can likely eliminate the CTE symptoms. The damage he has sustained cannot be undone. Elliott will get better with specific forms of physical rehabilitation. If Elliott retires immediately, his brain will heal over time.

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  1. 30 August, 15:36
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    CTE cannot be diagnosed except after death.

    However the best option from the above would be-

    Elliott will get better with specific forms of physical rehabilitation

    Explanation:

    Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a brain disease that is neurodegenerative and found in athletes whose sports mostly threaten brain trauma such as boxers. Treatment may be medicated or non medicated. The following treatments would apply for people with these symptoms:

    -behavioural therapy

    -pain management therapy

    including medicines

    -memory exercises
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