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Child Abuse

Old Head Fractures

07/31/2006

Question:

can a 2 year old boy in the 75%growth hurt a 8 month baby with a toy?

Answer:

A 2-year-old can hurt an 8-month-old. The type of injury that would result would most likely be a bruise or swelling. It would be less common to see more serious injuries such as fractures or serious head injuries.

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Response by:

Robert Shapiro, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati