Shaken Baby Sydrome or Non-accidental head injury

Posted by Charlee's Angels on July 24, 2015 at 4:05 AM

Shaken Baby Syndrome was changed to be known as Non-accidental head injury but families of victims refer to it as Shaken Baby Syndrome.

The 'name' was changed because it was said that 'Shaken Baby Syndrome' does not fit correctly to 'the triad' of injuries presented in each case. However, we know that SBS is caused by he violent shaing or repeated violent slamming (shaking or whiplash motion) of a baby/small child and we know this is seen in chlldren between 0-5years old.

Shaken Baby Syndrome is only one varient of Non-accidental head injury therefore should still be refered to as Shaken Baby Syndrome to avoid confusion.

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