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Common Symptoms of SBS
June 20, 2007 at 12:23 PM
I got this from the National Center of Shaken Baby Syndrome's website:
If you would like to read more about SBS then please visit this website.

In America every year an estimated 1,200-1,400 children are shaken for whom treatment is sought. Of these tiny victims, 25-30% die as a result of their injuries. The rest will have lifelong complications. It is likely that many more babies suffer from the effects of SBS yet no one know because SBS victims rarely have any external evidence of trauma.
Common Symptoms:
-Lethargy / decreased muscle tone
-Extreme irritability
-Decreased appetite, poor feeding or vomiting for no apparent reason
-Grab-type bruised on arms or chest are rare
-No smiling or vocalization
-Poor sucking or swallowing
-Rigidity or posturing
-Difficult breating
-Head or forehead appears larger than usual or soft-spot on head appears to be bulging
-Inability to lift head
-Inability of eyes to focus or track movement or unequal size of pupals


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