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October 20, 1999

Recognizing Abusive Head Trauma in Children

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

JAMA. 1999;282(15):1421-1422. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-15-jac90009

To the Editor: As Dr Jenny and colleagues1 point out in their analysis of missed cases of abusive head trauma in children, abusive head trauma can be difficult to diagnose because of the lack of external evidence of trauma. However, their article failed to emphasize that abusive head trauma often results in dramatic ophthalmic manifestations.2,3