First Blood Test To Identify Shaken Baby Syndrome

Approximately 30 percent of acute intracranial hemorrhage (AHT) diagnoses are missed when caretakers provide inaccurate histories or when infants have nonspecific symptoms such as vomiting or fussiness. A blood test that could help clinicians identify infants who may have had bleeding of the brain as a result of abusive head trauma, sometimes referred to as shaken baby syndrome has been developed.

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