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Definition of intracranial injury

We defined the term “ intracranial injury” as:

  • children with brain injury diagnosed on computerised tomography (CT) scan / magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with any combination of the following:
    • intracranial haemorrhage 
    • extra-axial haemorrhage (subdural, subarachnoid or extradural haemorrhage)
    • intra-cerebral injury:
      • intra-parenchymal haemorrhage
      • diffuse axonal injury
      • hypoxic ischaemic injury
      • cerebral contusion cerebral oedema

 We defined the term “abusive head trauma” (AHT) as:

  • intracranial injury caused by abuse

 We defined the term “non-abusive head trauma” (nAHT) as:

  • intracranial injury as a consequence of illness or accident (e.g. witnessed falls, motor vehicle collision, etc)

 

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