Neonatal Injuries in Child Abuse Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: Nitin C Patel, MD, MPH, FAAN; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Accidental trauma (eg, subdural hematoma, especially in children with enlarged extra-axial spaces)

  • Arteriovenous malformation

  • Bleeding disorders

  • Connective tissue disorder (ie, osteogenesis imperfecta)

  • Infectious subdural effusion

  • Metabolic disorders, especially glutaric aciduria type 1 (can cause retinal hemorrhages and intracranial lesions)

Differential Diagnoses