Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 18th, 2000
Shaken baby syndrome is a term used to describe the forceful and repeated shaking of babies and very young children. It is usually defined by bleeding into the eye, swelling or clots in the brain, and bruising on the upper arms.
The report cites a case of a 34-year-old woman who arrived in the emergency department in a British hospital ("Domestic violence: the shaken adult syndrome," J Accid Emerg Med, February 23, 2000;17:138-9). She said that she had fallen down stairs after...
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