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Shaken baby syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome is a constellation of medical findings: subdural hematoma, retinal bleeding, and brain swelling from which physicians, consistent with current medical understanding, infer child abuse caused by violent shaking. In a majority of cases there is no visible sign of external injury. Shaken baby syndrome is a subset of the broader form of child abuse termed abusive head trauma. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies SBS as "an injury to the skull or intracranial contents of an infant or young child due to inflicted blunt impact and/or violent shaking". The Crown Prosecution Service for England and Wales recommended in 2011 that the term shake ... more on Wikipedia

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