The recent concerns over concussions suffered by football players, especially in the NFL, has brought attention to a medical condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (also known as CTE) in which repeated head trauma causes damage to the brain including atrophy or swelling. However, CTE is only one type of encephalopathy and if you think the disease only affects players on the gridiron, you would be wrong. Encephalopathy is a serious condition that can occur during childbirth and possibly affect a baby for his/her entire life.

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