Adults may also be victims of shaking abuse, and an ophthalmic examination may be beneficial when shaking is suspected. Intracranial and ophthalmologic findings characteristic of abusive head trauma (AHT), formerly known as shaken baby syndrome, are not limited to pediatric patients.Cited by: 4.
Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a type of brain injury that occurs when a baby or a toddler is shaken violently. This causes swelling, bruising and bleeding in the brain. The child may be further injured if he or she is thrown down onto a surface, which is known as shaken impact syndrome.
In this Article. Shaken baby syndrome is a form of child abuse. When a baby is shaken hard by the shoulders, arms, or legs, it can cause learning disabilities, behavior disorders, vision problems or blindness, hearing and speech issues, seizures, cerebral palsy, serious brain injury, and permanent disability. In some cases, it can even be fatal.Author: Danny Bonvissuto.
Mar 01, 2000 · The patient presented with the triad of injuries associated with the shaking of infants: retinal haemorrhages, subdural haematoma, and patterned bruising; this has been described as the shaken adult syndrome. This case report reflects the difficulties in diagnosing domestic violence in the accident and emergency setting.Cited by: 17.