Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Young Children: A Unique Contributor to Developmental Disabilities

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Abstract

Abusive head trauma in infants and young children is the leading cause of death and disability from child abuse. This article discusses the history, epidemiology, clinical aspects, developmental outcomes, and associated injuries of this unique contributor to developmental disabilities. Prevention of abusive injuries and prevention of child abuse and neglect are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1269-1285
Number of pages17
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume55
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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