During a medical history for
shaken baby syndrome, the doctor will ask questions
about the child's symptoms and general health. The doctor also usually seeks
information about the family and caregivers to try to determine whether the
child has been hurt and when the injuries may have occurred.
Questions about symptoms
What symptoms have you noticed? How long has
the child had them?
Has the child had any fevers recently or other
signs of illness?
Has the child had any recent injuries or
Questions about family members and caregivers
Who has been caring for the
How do other children in the home behave toward the
Do any family members have any physical or mental health
What support does the caregiver have?
are the caregiver's expectations about how young children should behave?
Has the child been given any medications
Were there any difficulties during the child's
How do you manage crying, toilet training, and
Primary Medical Reviewer
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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