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Clinicians validate shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma as medical diagnoses

Clinicians validate shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma as medical diagnoses
September 30, 2016

Read the Perspective from Lori D. Frasier, MD

Shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma are acceptable medical diagnoses for child head trauma, according to multidisciplinary physician opinion.

“The truth is that this is a manufactured controversy — invented by a few authors, primarily so they can be used as expert witnesses,” Daniel Lindberg, MD, associated professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said in a press release. “Doctors who actually care for children are nearly unanimous in their agreement that shaking and abuse can clearly cause the findings that have been used to diagnose abusive head trauma.”

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