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SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME
Shaking or throwing a baby can lead to a brain injury known as Shaken Baby Syndrome. It can be a form of child abuse. Usually babies less than 1 year of age are most affected by this disorder. Such type of brain injury in babies can cause long term complications or at time prove to be fatal as well. Symptoms may vary from child to child. Sluggishness, vomiting, fussiness, loss of appetite, etc are caused in cases of mid injuries. Severe cases of this syndrome can cause signs such as seizures, reduced heartbeat, bleeding in eyes and hearing difficulty.
HOW IS SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A child who is forcefully shaken needs to be examined by a series of specialists, including a child abuse expert. CT-scans, MRI, skeletal survey, blood tests and ophthalmological tests are required to determine the impact of Shaken Baby Syndrome
HOW IS SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME TREATED?
To treat it, the doctor will prescribe oxygen & physical therapies, seizure medication and drugs to reduce brain swelling. For babies having severe bleeding in brain, surgery is recommended.
DID YOU KNOW?
Treat the infant or child gently to avoid Shaken Baby Syndrome