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Do diffuse axonal injuries affect children differently than adults?

Diffuse axonal injuries are equally dangerous for children and adults. However, it is much easier for a child to suffer a diffuse axonal injury than an adult. Diffuse axonal injuries are caused by violent shaking or injury to the head. If an infant or child's head is violently shaken or not properly supported, an infant may suffer brain damage or death from shaken baby syndrome.

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