About The Study: Researchers found a marked increase in the incidence and severity of abusive head trauma in infants during the COVID-19 pandemic period in the Paris metropolitan area compared with the pre-pandemic period. Although the containment and mitigation measures were necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, they may have had unintended health consequences for children, such as an increase in abusive head trauma. These results suggest the need for clinical awareness and preventive actions.
Authors: Flora Blangis, M.P.H., of the Universite Paris Cite in Paris, is the corresponding author.
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