Abused Child Shaken Baby Syndrome
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Head injuries are a common cause of death in child abuse victims. Injury to the head can cause serious damage to the brain. A special case, called the shaken baby syndrome, is the violent shaking of a child by an abusive caregiver. As the head violently moves back and forth, arteries in the neck are torn and bleeding occurs in the brain: this can result in death.
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