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

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: Cat scan of head

Cat scan of head will be the test.

In brief: Cat scan of head

Cat scan of head will be the test.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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