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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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ALVARADO GUEVARA, AnaTeresa  and  GARRO VARGAS, Karen. El síndrome del niño sacudido. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.1, pp.37-42. ISSN 2215-5287.

Among the multiple manifestations of intrafamiliar violence, one of the most alarming is the used against children; and of this one of the most studied cases are of the Shaken Baby Síndrome, caused when an adult grabs a little child from the thorax and shakes him backs and forth. It is reconized as a clinical identity by today´s medicine, with predisponent factors and identifiable clinics by the physicians and health care workers in contact with pediatric patients at early ages. The importante of the information of the characteristics of the Shaken Baby Syndrome is fundamental for its identification also the concientization of the citizenship about the serious consequences derived to enhance its prevention.

Keywords : Domestic violence; traumatic injuries; shaken baby syndrome; diagnosis; clinical features; consecuences.

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