Introduction: Shaken Baby Syndrome


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Shaken Baby Syndrome: Physical brain injury from shaking a baby excessively.

Shaken Baby Syndrome: Shaken baby syndrome is a severe form of head injury that occurs when a baby is shaken forcibly enough to cause the baby's brain to rebound (bounce) against his or her skull. This rebounding may cause bruising, swelling, and bleeding (intracerebral hemorrhage) of the brain, which may lead to permanent, severe brain damage or death. The condition is usually the result of non-accidental trauma or child abuse. In rare instances it may be caused by tossing a baby in the air or jogging with a baby in a backpack. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Shaken Baby Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

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