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SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME
The name Shaken Baby Syndrome is also referred to as abusive head trauma that happens in infants and toddlers, which includes a severe head injury. Here the child could have permanent issues with brain development and functions because of the damage caused. These kids would have symptoms like extreme irritability, tremors, poor eating habits, trouble in breathing, vomiting, seizures, etc.
HOW IS SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The pediatrics will initially do a physical examination of the baby and then recommend X-rays, MRI and CT scan. In various cases lumbar puncture & blood tests are suggested for detecting the symptoms of any other medical condition.
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?
As a result of this Shaken Baby Syndrome a child may have severe damage to their body parts including vision issues, hearing disabilities, mental retardation and also paralysis in rare cases.