Apolipoprotein E polymorphism and outcome after closed traumatic brain injury: influence of ethnic and regional differences.
OBJECT: The presence of the apolipoprotein E-epsilon4 (APOE-epsilon4) allele is reported to be associated with poor outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study was performed to determine if the presence of the APOE-epsilon4 allele influenced outcome in a cohort of black patients with TBI who had homogeneous neuropathological findings. METHODS: Venous blood was collected at the time of admission to determine the APOE genotype in black Zulu-speaking patients who presented with traum...Expand abstract
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