Shaken baby syndrome

Alternative Names

Shaken impact syndrome; Whiplash – shaken infant

Definition of Shaken baby syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome is a severe form of child abuse caused by violently shaking an infant or child.


The symptoms can vary from mild to severe. They may include:


Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 3/14/2009

Shaken baby symptoms

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