Síntomas del bebé sacudido

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Síntomas del bebé sacudido

El síndrome del bebé sacudido es una forma de lesión severa en la cabeza producida por el rebote del cerebro dentro del cráneo del bebé cuando éste es sacudido. En esta lesión se observa magulladura del cerebro, inflamación, presión y sangrado (hemorragia intracerebral), lo cual puede conducir fácilmente a la muerte o a un daño cerebral permanente. Generalmente, no se observan signos físicos externos de traumatismo, pero pueden presentarse cambios en la conducta del niño como irritabilidad, letargo, piel azulada o pálida, vómitos y convulsiones.

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  • Last Reviewed on 02/21/2013
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This page was last updated: May 7, 2013

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