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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 44, Supplement 4, pp 543–547 | Cite as

Alternate theories of causation in abusive head trauma: What the science tells us

  • Carole Jenny
Special Issue: Abusive Head Trauma

Abstract

When cases of suspected abusive head trauma are adjudicated in courts of law, several alternative theories of causation are frequently presented. This paper reviews common theories and examines their scientific basis.

Keywords

Abusive head trauma Alternative theories Evidence Infants 

Notes

Conflicts of interest

None

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA

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