Shaken Baby Syndrome and Vaccines
by Christina England
January 25, 2010
For many years around the world, doctors, scientists and professors of medicine have been debating as to whether ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’ or SBS as it is known, actually exists. For a diagnoses of SBS a baby will need to display a serious acquired brain injury, which is said to be caused when a frustrated or angry adult holds an infant or toddler by the trunk or arms and shakes back and forth in a jerking, whiplash motion. Most cases occur in children under one year of age, although there are documented cases of SBS in older children.
Shaken Baby Syndrome” (SBS) is the term used to describe the collection of signs and symptoms resulting from a child being shaken violently. However, Shaken Baby Syndrome is sometimes difficult to recognize and even more difficult to prove. Which is why many parents claim they have been falsely accused. The doctors say the reason for this is, that many babies who are shaken show no outward signs of abuse, their injuries only become evident when a CT scan or MRI of the head detects subdural haematomas. Another test used in SBS to detect injuries is a simple eye exam, which can detect the presence of retinal haemorrhages. Which doctors claim is another symptom of a shaken baby.
However, common sense tells us, that if a baby was shaken this hard there were be at least some bruising. Sadly it seems that this does not convince doctors as more and more parents are being accused of SBS, which is worrying some doctors, especially as many of these cases are occurring shortly after vaccines and seem to occur particularly in the two to four month age range.
Dr Viera Scheibner in Shaken Baby Syndrome Diagnoses on Shaky Ground said:-
“An epidemic of accusations against parents and baby sitters of Shaken Baby Syndrome is sweeping the developed world. The United States and the United Kingdom are in the forefront of such questionable practise. Brain (mainly subdural, less often subarachnoid) and retinal haemorrhages, retinal detachments and rib and other bone ‘fractures’ are considered pathognomic. However, the reality of these are very different and well documented: the vast majority occur after the administration of childhood vaccines and a minority of cases are due to the documented birth injuries and pre-eclamptic and eclamptic staes of the mothers.”