What is Talk and Die Syndrome?

In some cases, brain injuries do not reveal themselves until hours - or even days - after an accident takes place. In fact, even some dire and deadly traumatic brain injuries may not immediately affect the accident victim. Doctors sometimes refer to these victims as having "talk and die syndrome."

Talk and die syndrome is caused by delayed bleeding in the brain. A head injury, which was caused by even a minor fall or bump on the head, could lead to a small tear in a vein or artery in the brain. This causes bleeding between the skull and the brain membrane (which is called an epidural hematoma) or between the brain membrane and the brain itself (which is called a subdural hematoma). This bleeding can put enormous pressure on the brain, which has severe consequences, including brain damage and death.

Those with talk and die syndrome may not have any symptoms at first, but may then complain of a severe headache, weakness, or confusion. Those suffering from delayed bleeding in the brain need immediate emergency medical care.

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