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How is shaken baby syndrome treated?

Emergency treatment for a baby who has been shaken usually includes life-sustaining measures, such as respiratory support and surgery to stop internal bleeding. Doctors may use brain scans, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT), to make a more definite diagnosis.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes.

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