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From the Department of Pediatrics, Seth G.S.
Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Parel,
Bombay 400 012.
Reprint requests: Dr. Mahrukh K. Joshi, 802, Lady
Jehangir Road, Matunga, Bombay 400 019.
Received for publication: March 26, 1993;
Accepted: March 1, 1994
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fundal hemorrhages and CT evidence of
subarchnoid and subdural hematomas in
absence of any bleeding disorder(l). His-
tory of shaking is characteristically absent
as the perpetrator inflicts the injury un-