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Pattern of Retinal Hemorrhage Aids in Identification of Abusive Head Trauma


Objective: To investigate the histopathology of autopsy eyes from infants suffering abusive head trauma. Design: Retrospective case-control study. Methods: This study evaluated autopsy specimens from 55 infants who died after suspected child abuse. Medical and legal records were reviewed and cases were classified as definitive abusive head trauma or alternative cause for death. All cases classified as abusive head trauma except one were verified either by confession or conviction o more...
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