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Which of the following findings would be most suggestive of the form of child abuse referred to as the abusive head trauma syndrome (formally called shaken babt syndrome)

(A) ecchymosis over the mastoid area
(B) retinal hemorrhages
(C) ecchymoses and petechiae over the
upper arms and upper trunk
(D) circumferential ecchymosis on extremities
(E) cervical spine dislocation
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(B) retinal hemorrhages
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B) retinal hemorrhage or brain hematoma are common in shaken baby syndrome
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Which of the following findings would be most suggestive of the form of child abuse referred to as the abusive head trauma syndrome (formally called shaken babt syndrome)

(A) ecchymosis over the mastoid area
(B) retinal hemorrhages
(C) ecchymoses and petechiae over the
upper arms and upper trunk
(D) circumferential ecchymosis on extremities
(E) cervical spine dislocation

B.) retinal hemorrhages for shaken baby syndrome
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Answer B.
Retinal hemorrhages and cerebral hemorrhages are characteristic of the abusive head trauma syndrome. Often, there are no external signs of trauma.
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