Shaken baby syndrome
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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. This can lead to symptoms like vomiting, seizures, lethargy, irritability, and decreased responsiveness. In severe cases, the child may lose consciousness or go into a coma. SBS can lead to long-term health problems, including developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, behavioral problems, and cerebral palsy.
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