Shaken adult syndrome: Report of 2 cases

Amir A. Azari, Mozhgan R. Kanavi, Noah B. Saipe, Heather D. Potter, Daniel Albert, Michael A. Stier

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IMPORTANCE: To establish that the intracranial and ophthalmologic findings present in victims of abusive head trauma can also be seen in shaken adults. OBSERVATIONS: We report 2 cases of shaken adults with intracranial and ophthalmologic findings that resulted from repetitive acceleration-deceleration injury. These findings included intracranial hemorrhages, hemorrhages involving the optic nerve sheath, intraretinal and subretinal hemorrhages, and macular folds. CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: The intracranial and ophthalmologic findings that are characteristic of abusive head trauma-subdural hemorrhages, optic nerve sheath hemorrhages, and retinal hemorrhages-are generally thought to be limited to young children and infants. Adults may also be victims of shaking abuse, and an ophthalmic examination may be beneficial when shaking is suspected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1468-1470
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA ophthalmology
Volume131
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Optic Nerve
Hemorrhage
Craniocerebral Trauma
Retinal Hemorrhage
Subdural Hematoma
Deceleration
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Ophthalmology

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Azari, A. A., Kanavi, M. R., Saipe, N. B., Potter, H. D., Albert, D., & Stier, M. A. (2013). Shaken adult syndrome: Report of 2 cases. JAMA ophthalmology, 131(11), 1468-1470. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.5073

Shaken adult syndrome : Report of 2 cases. / Azari, Amir A.; Kanavi, Mozhgan R.; Saipe, Noah B.; Potter, Heather D.; Albert, Daniel; Stier, Michael A.

In: JAMA ophthalmology, Vol. 131, No. 11, 01.11.2013, p. 1468-1470.

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Azari, AA, Kanavi, MR, Saipe, NB, Potter, HD, Albert, D & Stier, MA 2013, 'Shaken adult syndrome: Report of 2 cases', JAMA ophthalmology, vol. 131, no. 11, pp. 1468-1470. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.5073
Azari AA, Kanavi MR, Saipe NB, Potter HD, Albert D, Stier MA. Shaken adult syndrome: Report of 2 cases. JAMA ophthalmology. 2013 Nov 1;131(11):1468-1470. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.5073
Azari, Amir A. ; Kanavi, Mozhgan R. ; Saipe, Noah B. ; Potter, Heather D. ; Albert, Daniel ; Stier, Michael A. / Shaken adult syndrome : Report of 2 cases. In: JAMA ophthalmology. 2013 ; Vol. 131, No. 11. pp. 1468-1470.
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