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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Apr;56(2):317-31. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2009.02.001.

Abusive head trauma.

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Department of Pediatrics, Kempe Child Protection Team, The Children's Hospital, 13123 E. 16th Avenue, Box 138, Denver, CO 80045, USA. Chiesa.Antonia@tchden.org

Abstract

Child physical abuse that results in injury to the head or brain has been described using many terms, including battered child syndrome, whiplash injuries, shaken infant or shaken impact syndrome, and nonmechanistic terms such as abusive head trauma or nonaccidental trauma. These injuries sustained by child abuse victims are discussed in detail in this article, including information about diagnosis, management and outcomes. The use of forensics, the use imaging studies, and associated injuries are also detailed.

PMID:
19358918
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2009.02.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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