Association between apolipoprotein E genotype and outcome of traumatic brain injury

Ming F. Chiang, J. G. Chang, C. J. Hu, L. Dunn, J. A R Nicoll

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Background. The prognosis of traumatic brain injury is quite variable and not fully explained by the known factors. This study is to examine if the polymorphism of apolipoprotein E (apoE) influences the outcome of traumatic brain injury. Methods. Over a period of twelve months, we prospectively studied 100 patients who sustained traumatic brain injuries and were admitted to our neurosurgical unit. Findings. Nineteen patients were apoE4(+) and 81 patients were apoE4(-). There was no significant difference between apoE4(+) and apoE4(-) groups in the cause of injury (p = 0.288), type of brain injury (p = 0.983) and choice of treatment (p = 0.88). The proportion of patients with a lower GCS (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-654
Number of pages6
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Apolipoprotein E
  • Genotype
  • PCR
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery


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