How do you identify that your baby has Shaken Baby Syndrome?

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Babies with Shaken Baby syndrome often die from their injuries and it is a very serious medical condition. However, physicians can tell if a baby has been shaken - often from brain contusions or concussions, internal brain bleeding (hemorrhages), retinal hemorrhages (bleeding of the eyes). It is absolute physical abuse and suspicion should be immediately reported to medical professionals.
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What is Shaken Baby Syndrome?

"shaken baby syndrome" is when a baby is shaken in a violent motion that causes death or serious injury to the brain. Typically a child will have retinal bleeding, brain bleed

Shaken baby syndrome?

Pretty self explanatory, "shaken baby syndrome" is when a child is shaken in a violent motion that causes death or serious injury to the brain. Typically a child will have ret

How can Shaken Baby Syndrome be prevented?

Better observation of the parents prebirth and post birth. Better observation of how they interact with each other before the baby arrives. A clear understanding of the metal

How is Shaken baby syndrome prevented?

Shaken baby syndrome is preventable with public education. Adults must be actively taught that shaking a child is never acceptable and can cause severe injury or death.

What causes the damage in shaken baby syndrome?

The cause of the brain, neck, and spine damage that can result from shaken baby syndrome is brute force. The violent shaking of a baby by a much stronger adult conveys a treme

What is the treatment for shaken baby syndrome?

Initially, treatment is provided on an emergency basis. Life-saving measures can include stopping internal bleeding in the brain and relieving pressure that can build up in th

What is the prognosis for children with shaken baby syndrome?

The prognosis for children with shaken baby syndrome is usually poor. Twenty percent of cases result in death within the first few days. If an infant survives, he or she will
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What happened before Shaken baby syndrome?

Physicians earlier labeled these injuries as accidental, but as more about child abuse became known, more cases of this syndrome were properly diagnosed