Scars Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical conditions are often related to other diseases and conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Scars. These conditions may be a cause or symptom of Scars or be a condition for which you may be at increased risk.

  • Ingrown Toenail Ingrown toenails are caused by the growth of the toenail into the surrounding nail fold. Symptoms include toe pain, swelling,...learn more »
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    Ingrown Toenail Article
    • Ingrown toenail facts
    • What are ingrown toenails?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of an ingrown toenail?
    • What causes ingrown toenails?
    • Are some people more prone to ingrown toenails?
    • Which nails are most commonly affected by ingrown toenails?
    • What causes infections in ingrown toenails?
    • How do physicians diagnose an ingrown toenail?
    • What are possible complications of ingrown toenails?
    • How do people treat an ingrown toenail at home?
    • When should someone seek medical treatment for an ingrown toenail?
    • What kind of doctor treats ingrown toenails?
    • What is the treatment for ingrown toenails?
    • What types of nail surgery are used for ingrown toenails?
    • How can people prevent ingrown toenails from recurring?
    • Ingrown toenail do's
    • Ingrown toenail dont's
    • What is the prognosis for an ingrown toenail?
  • Impetigo Impetigo is a contagious skin infection caused by staph and strep bacteria. There are two types of impetigo: non-bullous and...learn more »
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    Impetigo Article
    • Impetigo facts
    • What is impetigo? What causes impetigo?
    • What are the types of impetigo, and what are impetigo symptoms and signs? What does impetigo look like?
    • Is impetigo contagious?
    • How is impetigo diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for impetigo?
    • What are possible complications of impetigo?
    • Will impetigo leave scars?
    • Can impetigo be prevented?
  • Keratosis Pilaris Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a common skin disorder in which small white or red bumps appear around hair follicles on the upper...learn more »
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    Keratosis Pilaris Article
    • Keratosis pilaris (KP) facts
    • What is keratosis pilaris?
    • Who gets keratosis pilaris?
    • What is the prognosis of patients with keratosis pilaris?
    • Does keratosis pilaris affect the entire body?
    • What does keratosis pilaris look like?
    • What causes keratosis pilaris?
    • How is keratosis pilaris diagnosed?
    • Is keratosis pilaris curable?
    • Is keratosis pilaris contagious?
    • What are possible complications of keratosis pilaris?
    • Does diet have anything to do with keratosis pilaris?
    • What is the treatment for keratosis pilaris?
    • Keratosis pilaris "do's"
    • Keratosis pilaris "don'ts"
  • Melanoma Melanoma is a type of skin cancer which begins in skin cells called melanocytes and affects more than 53,600 people in the United...learn more »
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    Melanoma Article
    • Melanoma facts
    • Introduction
    • What does melanoma look like? What are the symptoms and signs?
    • What if the skin changes are rapid or dramatic?
    • What are the causes and risk factors for melanoma?
    • How do I know my level of risk for melanoma?
    • What are the types of melanoma?
    • How is melanoma diagnosed?
    • How do doctors determine the prognosis (outlook) of a melanoma?
    • What is the treatment for melanoma?
    • What methods are available to help prevent melanoma?
    • Conclusions
    • What is in the future for melanoma?
    • Additional Resources
  • Lupus Systemic lupus erythematosus is a condition characterized by chronic inflammation of body tissues caused by autoimmune disease....learn more »
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    Lupus Article
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus facts
    • What is systemic lupus erythematosus? What are the types of lupus?
    • What causes systemic lupus erythematosus? Is lupus hereditary?
    • What is drug-induced lupus?
    • What are lupus symptoms and signs?
    • How is systemic lupus erythematosus diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for systemic lupus?
    • How can a lupus patient help prevent disease activity (flares)?
    • How can systemic lupus erythematosus affect pregnancy or the newborn?
    • What is the prognosis of lupus? What does the future hold for people with systemic lupus?
    • Where can one get more information about systemic lupus erythematosus?
  • Keloid A keloid is a scar that doesn't know when to stop. When the cells keep on reproducing, the result is an overgrown (hypertrophic)...learn more »
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    Keloid Article
    • What is a keloid?
    • What is the difference between a keloid and a hypertrophic scar?
    • What are keloid symptoms and signs?
    • What is the cause of keloids?
    • Which people are most susceptible to keloids?
    • In which area of the body are keloids most likely to appear?
    • Keloids and piercing
    • Is keloid prevention possible?
    • Is keloid removal necessary?
    • What are the treatments for keloids?
  • Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds Cuts, scrapes, and puncture wounds are common, and most people will experience one of these in their lifetime. Evaluating the...learn more »
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    Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds Article
    • Cuts, scrapes (abrasions), and puncture wounds facts
    • What is the best first aid for a cut or scrape?
    • Who should seek medical care for a cut?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of a wound infection?
    • How are puncture wounds different?
    • Will I need a tetanus shot for a cut, scrape, or puncture wound?
  • Ingrown Hair Ingrown hairs may be caused by improper shaving, waxing or blockage of the hair follicle. Symptoms and signs of ingrown hairs...learn more »
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    Ingrown Hair Article
    • Ingrown hair facts
    • What is an ingrown hair?
    • What causes an ingrown hair?
    • Who develops ingrown hairs?
    • What are symptoms and signs of an ingrown hair?
    • Are ingrown hairs the same as razor bumps or pseudofolliculitis?
    • Are there any home remedies for an ingrown hair?
    • What is the treatment for an ingrown hair?
    • Do ingrown hairs affect the entire body?
    • How is an ingrown hair diagnosed?
    • Does diet have anything to do with ingrown hairs?
    • What else could an ingrown hair look like?
    • Can ingrown hairs be prevented?
  • Sunburn (Sun Poisoning) Sunburn is caused by overexposure to UV radiation from the sun. UV rays can also damage the eyes. Repeated overexposure to UV...learn more »
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    Sunburn (Sun Poisoning) Article
    • Sunburn facts
    • What is sunburn?
    • Can sunburn cause permanent damage?
    • What is UV light and where are UV rays most intense?
    • Why does the skin tan after exposure to UV rays?
    • What are the symptoms of sunburn?
    • What are the symptoms of severe sunburn (sun poisoning)?
    • Sunburn pictures
    • What first-aid measures should be taken with sunburn?
    • What is the treatment for sunburn?
    • Are there any home remedies to treat sunburn?
    • Is a follow-up visit with a physician necessary?
    • Who is most susceptible to sunburn?
    • Can diseases cause a heightened sensitivity to UV rays?
    • Can medications increase sensitivity to sunburn?
    • What kinds of skin cancer can UV rays cause?
    • How can sunburn and skin cancer be prevented?
    • How do sunscreens work?
    • What is SPF?
    • What is the best way to apply sunscreen?
    • Do sunscreens expire?
    • Can antioxidants protect against sunburn?
  • Acne (Pimples) Acne is a localized skin inflammation as a result of overactivity of oil glands at the base of hair follicles. This...learn more »
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    Acne (Pimples) Article
    • What is acne?
    • What causes acne?
    • What other skin conditions can mimic acne?
    • When should you start acne treatment?
    • What can you do about acne on your own?
    • What are other things you can do for acne? Are there any home remedies for acne?
    • What is a good basic skin regimen?
    • What can the doctor do for acne?
    • How would you sum up current-day acne treatment?
  • Blepharitis Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids. Acne rosacea, Staphylococcal bacteria, allergies, sensitivities to makeup or contact...learn more »
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    Blepharitis Article
    • Blepharitis facts
    • What is blepharitis?
    • What causes blepharitis?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of blepharitis?
    • How is blepharitis diagnosed?
    • What are complications of blepharitis?
    • What is the treatment for blepharitis?
    • What is the prognosis for blepharitis?
  • Skin Cancer Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in humans. There are three main types of skin cancer; basal cell carcinoma...learn more »
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    Skin Cancer Article
    • Skin cancer facts
    • Introduction
    • Basal cell carcinoma
    • Squamous cell carcinoma
    • What about follow-up care for skin cancer?
    • How about vitamin D and cancer?
    • What resources are available to patients with skin cancer?
  • Burns (First Aid) Burns are categorized by severity as first, second, or third degree. First degree burns are similar to a painful sunburn. The...learn more »
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    Burns (First Aid) Article
    • Introduction to burns
    • How are burns classified?
    • What is the significance of the amount of body area burned?
    • How important is the location of a burn?
    • What about electrical burns?
    • What about chemical burns?
    • First aid for burns
  • Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections) Herpes simplex infections are common and when they appear around the mouth and lips, people often refer to them as "cold sores"...learn more »
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    Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections) Article
    • Herpes simplex infections (nongenital cold sores) facts
    • What are herpes simplex infections?
    • What causes cold sores?
    • What makes herpes (cold sores) recur?
    • How do cold sores spread?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of cold sores?
    • What is primary oral herpes?
    • What does recurrent herpes look like?
    • How long do cold sores last?
    • What are the risk factors for herpes simplex infections?
    • What are the possible complications of oral herpes (cold sores)?
    • What is the prognosis for oral herpes (cold sores)?
    • What other conditions can look like oral herpes (cold sores)?
    • What is angular stomatitis?
    • What are canker sores?
    • How is oral herpes diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for cold sores, are there any home remedies, and what medications are used?
    • Is it possible to prevent cold sores?
  • Corneal Ulcer A corneal ulcer is an open sore on the cornea. Infection is a common cause of corneal ulcer. Symptoms and signs of corneal ulcer...learn more »
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    Corneal Ulcer Article
    • Corneal ulcer facts
    • What is a corneal ulcer?
    • What does a corneal ulcer look like?
    • What are the causes of a corneal ulcer?
    • What are corneal ulcer symptoms?
    • What are corneal ulcer signs?
    • How is a corneal ulcer diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a corneal ulcer?
    • What is the healing time for a corneal ulcer?
    • Can corneal ulcers be prevented?
  • Urethral Stricture A urethral stricture, or narrowing of the urethra, may cause decreased urine output. Symptoms include painful urination, urinary...learn more »
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    Urethral Stricture Article
    • Urethral stricture facts
    • What is the urethral?
    • What is urethral stricture?
    • What are the causes of urethral stricture?
    • What are the symptoms of urethral stricture?
    • What type of doctors treat urethral obstruction?
    • How is urethral stricture diagnosed?
    • Are there any special tests for diagnosing urethral stricture?
    • What is the treatment for urethral stricture?
    • What surgical options are available for urethral stricture?
    • Can urethral stricture be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for urethral stricture?
  • Lichen Sclerosus Lichen sclerosus is a skin disease that causes white spots to form on the skin, which later grow into large, thin, and crinkled...learn more »
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    Lichen Sclerosus Article
    • Lichen sclerosus facts*
    • What is lichen sclerosus?
    • Who gets lichen sclerosus?
    • What are lichen sclerosus symptoms and signs?
    • What causes lichen sclerosus?
    • How is lichen sclerosus diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for lichen sclerosus?
    • Can people with lichen sclerosus have sex?
    • Is lichen sclerosus related to cancer?
    • What kind of doctor treats lichen sclerosus?
    • Where can I find more information about lichen sclerosus?
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Dupuytren contracture is a localized formation of scar tissue beneath the skin of the palm of the hand. The scarring accumulates...learn more »
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    Dupuytren's Contracture Article
    • Dupuytren's contracture facts
    • What is a Dupuytren's contracture?
    • How fast does a Dupuytren's contracture develop?
    • What are the causes and risk factors of a Dupuytren's contracture?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of a Dupuytren's contracture?
    • Is a Dupuytren's contracture limited to the hands?
    • How is a Dupuytren's contracture diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a Dupuytren's contracture?
    • What are complications of Dupuytren's contractures?
    • Can a Dupuytren's contracture be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis (outlook) for Dupuytren's contracture?
  • Moles Moles are small skin growths that may appear flat or raised and are often tan, brown, black, reddish brown, or skin colored. They...learn more »
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    Moles Article
    • Moles facts
    • What are moles?
    • What causes moles, and what are risk factors for developing moles?
    • What types of moles are there?
    • What are liver spots or age spots?
    • What are seborrheic keratoses?
    • Who is more prone to getting moles?
    • Does having more moles increase my chance of getting melanoma?
    • Do moles ever disappear spontaneously?
    • Which skin cancers look like moles?
    • How can moles be prevented?
    • How can moles be treated? What are different types of mole removal?
    • Is there a blood test or X-ray to diagnose moles?
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). Symptoms and signs of TB include bloody sputum, fever,...learn more »
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    Tuberculosis (TB) Article
    • Tuberculosis (TB) facts
    • What is tuberculosis?
    • Are there different types of tuberculosis?
    • What causes tuberculosis?
    • What are risk factors for tuberculosis?
    • What are tuberculosis symptoms and signs?
    • How do physicians diagnose tuberculosis?
    • What is the treatment for tuberculosis?
    • What are complications of tuberculosis?
    • What is the prognosis of tuberculosis?
    • How can people prevent tuberculosis?
  • Birthmark Birthmarks and other abnormal skin pigmentation is caused by the body's inability to produce enough melanin. Abnormal skin...learn more »
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    Birthmark Article
    • Birthmark facts
    • What is a birthmark?
    • What are the different types of birthmarks?
    • What are the characteristics of pigmented birthmarks?
    • What are the characteristics of vascular birthmarks?
    • What causes birthmarks?
    • Are any symptoms and signs associated with birthmarks?
    • What disorders are associated with birthmarks?
    • Can skin damage during delivery produce a birthmark?
    • Does insurance cover the cost of birthmark removal?
    • Is it possible to remove or fade birthmarks?
    • What is the treatment for birthmarks?
    • What is the prognosis of birthmarks?
  • Iritis Iritis is inflammation of the iris, the colored portion of the eye. Symptoms include a red, painful eye, blurry vision, and light...learn more »
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    Iritis Article
    • Iritis facts
    • What is iritis?
    • What causes iritis?
    • What are symptoms and signs of iritis?
    • How is iritis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for iritis?
    • How long does iritis last?
    • What are complications of iritis?
    • What is the prognosis for iritis?
    • What research is being done for iritis?
    • Where can I find out more information about iritis?
  • Leishmaniasis Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by the bite of an infected sand fly. The most common types of leishmania infection are...learn more »
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    Leishmaniasis Article
    • Leishmaniasis facts
    • What is leishmaniasis?
    • What are the different types of leishmaniasis?
    • What causes leishmaniasis? How is leishmaniasis transmitted?
    • What are risk factors for leishmaniasis?
    • What are leishmaniasis symptoms and signs?
    • How is leishmaniasis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for leishmaniasis?
    • What is the prognosis of leishmaniasis?
    • Can leishmaniasis be prevented?
    • Where can people get more information about leishmaniasis?
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Molluscum contagiosum is a skin disease that causes pink painless bumps on the skin. It typically resolves in six to 12 months....learn more »
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    Molluscum Contagiosum Article
    • Molluscum contagiosum facts
    • What is molluscum contagiosum?
    • What causes molluscum contagiosum?
    • What are risk factors for molluscum contagiosum?
    • What are molluscum contagiosum symptoms and signs?
    • How do physicians diagnose molluscum contagiosum?
    • What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
    • Are there any home remedies for molluscum contagiosum?
    • What is the prognosis of molluscum contagiosum?
    • Is it possible to prevent molluscum contagiosum?
  • Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip Cleft palate and cleft lip are facial and oral defects that occur early in pregnancy. A cleft lip is a split of the two sides of...learn more »
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    Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip Article
    • Cleft lip and cleft palate facts
    • What is a cleft lip? What is a cleft palate?
    • How often do cleft lip and cleft palate occur?
    • What are the causes and risk factors for developing a cleft lip and cleft palate?
    • How do physicians diagnose a cleft lip and cleft palate?
    • What are complications of a cleft lip and cleft palate?
    • What is the treatment for a cleft lip and cleft palate?
    • What is the prognosis for a cleft lip and cleft palate?
    • Is it possible to prevent a cleft lip or cleft palate?
  • Smallpox Smallpox is a disease caused by the variola virus. Symptoms and signs include a characteristic rash and high fever. Treatment...learn more »
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    Smallpox Article
    • Smallpox facts
    • What is smallpox?
    • What is the history of smallpox?
    • What causes smallpox?
    • How is smallpox transmitted?
    • What are smallpox symptoms and signs?
    • How is smallpox diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for smallpox?
    • Can smallpox be prevented with a vaccine?
    • What is the prognosis for smallpox, and what are complications of smallpox?
    • Where can people find more information on smallpox?
  • Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by periods of remission and relapse (flares). Symptoms...learn more »
    In This Article
    Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) Article
    • Lupus Overview
    • Lupus Causes
    • Lupus Symptoms and Signs
    • Other Lupus Symptoms and Signs
    • When to Seek Medical Care
    • Lupus Diagnosis
    • Self-Care at Home
    • Medical Treatment
    • Complications of Lupus
    • Lupus Prognosis
    • Prevention of Lupus Flares
    • Lupus Pictures
  • Trachoma Trachoma is an infectious disease caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. Symptoms and signs include redness and irritation...learn more »
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    Trachoma Article
    • Trachoma facts
    • What is trachoma? Is trachoma contagious?
    • How does trachoma manifest itself?
    • What is the cause of trachoma?
    • What are trachoma symptoms and signs?
    • How is trachoma diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for trachoma?
    • How long does trachoma last?
    • Can trachoma be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for trachoma?
    • What are complications of trachoma?
    • What research is being done on trachoma?
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an illness where a person is overly preoccupied with some minor or imaginary flaw. People with...learn more »
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    Body Dysmorphic Disorder Article
    • What is body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of body dysmorphic disorder?
    • What is the treatment for body dysmorphic disorder?
  • Weber-Christian Disease Weber-Christian disease is a rare inflammatory disease that affects the body's fat tissues. It's also known as relapsing febrile...learn more »
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    Weber-Christian Disease Article
    • Weber-Christian disease facts
    • What is Weber-Christian disease? What are the risk factors for this disease?
    • What is panniculitis?
    • What are other symptoms of Weber-Christian disease?
    • What causes Weber-Christian disease?
    • How is Weber-Christian disease diagnosed?
    • What is the prognosis of Weber-Christian disease?
    • What is the treatment for Weber-Christian disease?
  • Monkeypox Monkeypox is a viral disease that causes symptoms such as fever, sweating, and a rash with papules and pustules on the face and...learn more »
    In This Article
    Monkeypox Article
    • Monkeypox facts
    • What is monkeypox?
    • What is the history of monkeypox?
    • What causes monkeypox? How is monkeypox transmitted?
    • What are risk factors for monkeypox?
    • What are monkeypox symptoms and signs?
    • How is monkeypox diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for monkeypox?
    • What is the prognosis of monkeypox?
    • Can monkeypox be prevented?
    • What research is being done on monkeypox?
    • Where can people get more information about monkeypox?
  • Factitious Disorders Factitious disorders are conditions in which people pretend to have physical or mental illnesses when they aren't sick. These...learn more »
    In This Article
    Factitious Disorders Article
    • Types of factitious disorders
    • What are the symptoms of factitious disorders?
    • What causes factitious disorders?
    • How common are factitious disorders?
    • How are factitious disorders diagnosed?
    • How are factitious disorders treated?
    • What is the prognosis for people with factitious disorders?
    • Can factitious disorders be prevented?
  • Yaws Yaws is an infectious disease that mainly occurs in the tropical areas of South and Central America, Asia, Africa, and the...learn more »
    In This Article
    Yaws Article
    • Yaws facts
    • What is yaws? What are symptoms of yaws?
    • What causes yaws?
    • How does yaws begin and spread?
    • What are developmental stages in the course of yaws?
    • How is yaws diagnosed?
    • How is yaws treated?
    • Why is yaws a serious problem?
    • Why is this disease called yaws?
  • Heart Attack Prevention Overview Heart attacks are the major causes of unexpected, sudden death among men and women. A heart attack is also a significant cause of...learn more »
    In This Article
    Heart Attack Prevention Overview Article
    • Introduction
    • What is atherosclerosis?
    • What are coronary heart diseases (CHD)?
    • What is angina pectoris?
    • What is a heart attack?
    • Ventricular fibrillation
    • Heart failure
    • What is cerebral vascular disease?
    • Ischemic stroke
    • Hemorrhagic stroke
    • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
    • When does the coronary atherosclerosis process begin?
    • Have most people done enough to prevent atherosclerosis and heart attacks?
    • What are the risk factors for coronary atherosclerosis and heart disease?
    • How can coronary atherosclerosis and heart attacks be prevented?
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome (Abusive Head Trauma) Shaken baby syndrome, or abusive head trauma, are the symptoms and signs that result from the violent shaking of an infant. These...learn more »
    In This Article
    Shaken Baby Syndrome (Abusive Head Trauma) Article
    • Shaken baby syndrome facts
    • What is shaken baby syndrome?
    • What causes shaken baby syndrome?
    • What are the risk factors for shaken baby syndrome?
    • What are shaken baby syndrome symptoms and signs?
    • How do physicians diagnose shaken baby syndrome?
    • What is the treatment for shaken baby syndrome?
    • What are complications and long-term effects of shaken baby syndrome?
    • What is the prognosis of shaken baby syndrome?
    • Is it possible to prevent shaken baby syndrome?
    • What can caregivers or parents do to calm a crying baby?

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