volume 145, issue 4, Pe20200203 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0203
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Sandeep K. Narang, Amanda Fingarson, James Lukefahr

Abstract: Abusive head trauma (AHT) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population, especially in young infants. In the past decade, advancements in research have refined medical understanding of the epidemiological, clinical, biomechanical, and pathologic factors comprising the diagnosis, thereby enhancing clinical detection of a challenging diagnostic entity. Failure to recognize AHT and respond appropriately at any step in the process, from medical diagnosis to child protection and…

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