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    Shaken Baby Syndrome (Intentional Head Injury)

    Shaken Baby Syndrome (Intentional Head Injury)

    Shaken baby syndrome is brain damage that occurs when a baby is shaken, slammed, or thrown against an object. It is a form of child abuse. It can cause serious long-term problems or even death. It is also called intentional head injury or abusive head trauma.

    Last Revised: August 13, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Chuck Norlin, MD - Pediatrics

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