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Shaken Baby Syndrome Facial And Head Trauma
If a baby likes to be rocked back & forth in car seat fast can it cause shaken baby syndrome? Keeping in mind that her head is not bouncing around.
Location/type of fx: Oi has several sub forms and the type & location of their fx are often used to help classify their subgroup. That said, the type and pattern of intentional trauma is recognizable. Breaks that show symetrical shoulder fx from shaking of a child lifted by his upper arms/ circumferential skull fx, etc. I believe a sub-board of pediatrics recognises those with the added training to sort these out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like the flu: Vomiting, lethargy, irritability are all signs of the sort of injury that is caused by shaking. These same signs are often mistaken for the flu. Shaking causes bleeding in and around the baby's brain that causes the symptoms. Ct scans and mris are often necessary to confirm the diagnostic impression. Other signs of injury may be present with bruising and rib and long bone fractures. ...Read more
No: The injury pattern with shaken baby syndrome arise from their immature nervous system and blood vessels. Survival outcome varies with the injury and their ability to "rewire" the nerves around the injuries. Adults with a mature and static nervous system can suffer significant traumatic injury. Yet the pattern would be different and recovery afterward less likely. ...Read more
Absolutely: Depending on the severity, and if there is damage of the frontal lobe of the brain. Also, if there is still a pour child parent relationship, that can lead to behavioral and emotional problems. ...Read more
Is there an adult version of shaken baby syndrome? Is that what happens when a roadside bomb goes off?
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Child abuse: If a baby is shaken hard there is bleeding in the brain causing serious effects. ...Read more
Reasonable: Babys with shaken baby injury can recover to normal if saved from repetitive injury and chronic trauma. One acute event is often fully overcome. Repeated injury will result in permanent damage. The key is to have appropriate index of suspicion and to refer to a social service team who can remove the baby from the environment soon enough to save him from permanent damage. ...Read more
Shaken Baby Syndrome: The can be many reasons why someone might behave in such a manner. Poor impulse control, substance abuse, and underlying mental health issues are near the top of my list. But even the effects of stress and being overwhelmed in an otherwise good parent can be a result. ...Read more
Shaken baby syndrome: Children may have long-term neurologic problems after shaken-baby syndrome or abusive head injury, depending upon the severity of injury. Some patients may have seizures, cognitive disability, motor disability, and/or sensory disability. Some patients can die. Some patients may remain encephalopathic after this and be completely dependent upon caregivers for the remainder of their lives. ...Read more
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