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A 26-year-old female asked:

What lab findings would be characteristic of infant head trauma by abuse, typically?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Cat scan of head : Cat scan of head will be the test.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Variable: A tale-tale characteristic for abuse is that the injury pattern does not correspond to the story given.Simple skull x-rays, a ct scan or an MRI can verify injury, but the injury may be accidental.When the abuse question arises it is often necessary to do other x-rays and admit the patient until more information is available, even if the injury appears minor.

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