Answer :USMLE step 2 Mcq 289:2 month old female is brought to the Casualty department with acute onset of loss of consciousness




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Cerebral infarction without an underlying condition or trauma in childhood is rare. The finding of an associated subdural hematoma suggests trauma or child abuse. The battered child syndrome is the most common cause of serious intracranial injuries in children less than 1 year of age, and it is the 3rd most common cause of death in children after SIDS and true accidents. CNS findings include the following:Impact injury:Skull fracture Subdural hematoma Brain contusion Cerebral hemorrhage Infarction or generalized edema.


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