Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)
David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP
Dr. Perlstein received his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati and then completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at The New York Hospital, Cornell medical Center in New York City. After serving an additional year as Chief Pediatric Resident, he worked as a private practitioner and then was appointed Director of Ambulatory Pediatrics at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
- What is shaken baby syndrome?
- How common is shaken baby syndrome?
- What causes shaken baby syndrome?
- What are the symptoms and signs of shaken baby syndrome?
- What are the treatments for shaken baby syndrome?
- What is the prognosis for shaken baby syndrome?
- Can shaken baby syndrome be caused accidentally?
- Can shaken baby syndrome be prevented?
- Where can I find more information on shaken baby syndrome?
- Shaken Baby At A Glance
- Patient Comments: Shaken Baby Syndrome - Symptoms
What is shaken baby syndrome?
Shaken baby syndrome is the term that is used to describe a form of child abuse caused by vigorously shaking an infant, often in anger, to get a child to stop crying or whining. It usually occurs in children less than 1 year of age, and the violent shaking often results in severe and permanent brain injury, spinal-cord injuries, bleeding in the eyes (retinal hemorrhages), and even death.
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