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Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Jan;27(1):65-9. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31820349db.

Abusive head trauma.

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Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. bruce.herman@hsc.utah.edu

Abstract

Abusive head trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in infants and young children. These patients will often first present to the emergency department. They may present with dramatic or subtle findings. It is important that pediatric emergency physicians be aware of the possible presentations of abusive head trauma. This article will review the epidemiology, the clinical findings, the diagnosis, the differential diagnosis, and the management of abusive head trauma.

PMID:
21206262
DOI:
10.1097/PEC.0b013e31820349db
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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