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Please let me know if there is an adult version of shaken baby syndrome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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