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This handout provides a brief summary of what researchers currently know and don’t know about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Research on CTE is growing, and more studies are needed to help answer many remaining questions. CDC will update this handout as more information on CTE becomes available.
CTE has been getting a lot of press — the subconcussive blows, the development of CTE — where do you think this all comes into concern for youth contact sports? Does it really start in these younger kids?