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Intentional Head Injury in Infants and Young Children


Intentional head injury in infants and young children is the major cause of death in the field of pediatric homicide.1-4 In addition, it is a major cause of long-term morbidity, with survivors showing variable patterns of brain injury. The mortality rate ranges from 15% to 35%. The long-term morbidity varies from 50% to 78%.