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BACKGROUND The natural history of posttraumatic meningeal bleeding in infants is poorly documented, and the differences between inflicted head injury (IHI) and accidental trauma (AT) are debated. Autopsy findings have suggested that anoxia also plays a role in bleeding; however, these findings may not reflect what occurs in live trauma patients. PURPOSE(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of inflicted head injury (IHI) or accidental trauma (AT) in infants is based on clinical, radiological, and/or ophthalmological findings such as subdural hematoma (SDH), encephalopathy, retinal hemorrhage (RH), and signs of impact. As a consequence, the diagnostic value of these criteria is difficult to assess because of a(More)
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