Volume 13, Issue 41 (Dec 2003)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2003, 13(41): 102-106 | Back to browse issues page

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Nakhjavani N. Report of severe physical child abuse in a Four-month breast fed infant . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2003; 13 (41) :102-106
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Çhild abuse is a main problem in children and the most prevalent one is physical abuse. The most severe otype is shaken baby syndrome (SBS). Ïn this study report is given in a four- month infant facing severe physical abuse. Â four-month breast fed girl infant was admitted to the pediatric ward of amirkola hospital due to convulsio. Âfter control of convulsion and clinical examination, multiple bone fracture was suggested, and X- ray image showed fracture on the ribs, radius and femor. Brain ÇT scan showed subdural hematoma. Bilateral retinal hemorrhage was observed. Ït seems that the child was abused by her father. Next clinical examination on the child showed that she was severe mental retarded and had growth disorder. SBS is one of the severe types of physical abuse. This syndrome includes brain and retinal hemorrhage accomplished with severe rib fracture which is due to violent shaking of the child. Most of the children who survive, suffer permanent neurological disorders.
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