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Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are a common cause of untimely death, particularly of youth. RTA mortality and morbidity are predominantly associated with trauma to the brain tissue resulting in traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is commonly employed to predict the prognosis of such cases at the time of hospital admission. A lower GCS score is invariably found to be associated with poor prognosis, often resulting in death or severely com-promised recovery. A 17-year-old male suffering from TBI due to a RTA was treated with Ayurveda after initially been kept under modern neurological care. The whole course of Ayurvedic therapy began 2 weeks after the initial trauma, continued for about 3 months, and resulted in coma reversal with near complete recovery. This case is one among few reports describing a complete recovery despite presence of bad prognostic predictors in TBI. This is the first such case reported where Ayurveda was used as the intervention in case of TBI, resulting in coma reversal and near complete recovery of neurological deficits.
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Name: Complementary medicine research
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