Battered Child Syndrome


CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

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Battered Child Syndrome

Battered child syndrome

Definition

Battered child syndrome (BCS) refers to non-accidental injuries sustained by a child as a result of physical abuse, usually inflicted by an adult caregiver.

Description

Internal injuries, cuts, burns , bruises , and broken or fractured bones are all possible results of battered child syndrome. Because adults are so much larger and stronger than children are, an abused can suffer severe injury or death without the abuser intentionally causing such an injury. Shaking an infant can cause bleeding in the brain (subdural hematoma ), resulting in permanent brain…

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