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Shaken baby syndrome

Summary of 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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies SBS as "an injury to the skull or intracranial contents of an infant or young child (< 5 years of age) due to inflicted blunt impact and/or violent shaking".



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Shaken baby syndrome

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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A 6-week-old boy is brought to the emergency department by his father because he has been unresponsive for an hour. The father states that his son has been crying and extremely fussy for the past 3 days, and that he was finally able to console the child just a few hours ago. However when he went to check on the child, he was unresponsive. His temperature is 36.8°C (98°F), pulse is 42/min, respirations are 11/min, and blood pressure is 156/110 mm Hg. The child is unconscious and unresponsive to verbal or auditory stimuli. Examination shows a bulging anterior fontanelle. Fundoscopic examination is shown below. There are no signs of external trauma. Which of the following would most likely be seen on CT-scan?

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