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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 208-209
Childhood non-accidental traumatic brain injuries

1 TWS Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Tropical Medicine Unit, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

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Date of Web Publication23-Nov-2015

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Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Childhood non-accidental traumatic brain injuries. Afr J Paediatr Surg 2015;12:208-9

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Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Childhood non-accidental traumatic brain injuries. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Nov 28];12:208-9. Available from:

The recent report on childhood non-accidental traumatic (NAT) brain injuries is very interesting. [1] Ibrahim et al. noted that 'child abuse, unprotected child labour, and parental/care-givers negligence are the main cause of NAT brain injury. [1] In fact, the described problem can be seen in any poor developing countries. How to detect early of the problem seems to be the critical points. Naik-Mathuria et al. mentioned that 'all patients with suspected NAT are admitted to the paediatric surgery service for complete evaluation and management. [2] Greeley said that 'the evidence-based for abusive head trauma encompasses diverse disciplines, including diagnostic imaging, pathology, paediatrics, biomechanics, ophthalmology, epidemiology, and orthopaedics. [3] However, the concern of the first practitioner who face up the case seems to be the most important starting point. How to make the problem to be well-recognized internationally is the topic for further discussion. [4]

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Ibrahim M, Mu'azu AL, Idris N, Rabiu MU, Jibir BW, Getso KI, et al. Menace of childhood non-accidental traumatic brain injuries: A single unit report. Afr J Paediatr Surg 2015;12:23-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Naik-Mathuria B, Akinkuotu A, Wesson D. Role of the surgeon in non-accidental trauma. Pediatr Surg Int 2015;31:605-10.  Back to cited text no. 2
Greeley CS. Abusive head trauma: A review of the evidence base. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2015;204:967-73.  Back to cited text no. 3
Frasier LD, Kelly P, Al-Eissa M, Otterman GJ. International issues in abusive head trauma. Pediatr Radiol 2014;(44 Suppl 4): S647-53.  Back to cited text no. 4

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TWS Primary Care Center, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.170233

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