Nonophthalmologist accuracy in diagnosing retinal hemorrhages in the shaken baby syndrome Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Clinical Competence
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome

abstract

  • Nonophthalmologists did not attempt to (36%) or were "unable to" (19%) examine the fundus in 72 children with shaken baby syndrome. When the retina was examined, nonophthalmologists were accurate in recognizing the absence or presence of retinal hemorrhage in 87%. However, false-negative examinations occurred in 13%. Ophthalmology consultation should be an integral part of the evaluation of children with suspected abuse.

publication date

  • April 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1067/mpd.2003.161

PubMed ID

  • 12712063

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 431

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 142

number

  • 4