Sabine de Foort-Dhellemmes

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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)
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)
We report on 2 cases associating retinal (RH) and cerebral hemorrhages (CH), which first suggested the diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome (SBS). After an etiologic search, the diagnosis was corrected: the first case was a late hemorrhagic disease of the newborn and the second case hemophilia A. RH is a major feature of SBS, although not pathognomonic. There(More)
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