Battered baby | definition of battered baby by Medical dictionary
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A young child, often under age 3, who has been repeatedly and severely neglected by caretakers. Battered children have signs of multiple episodes of trauma—e.g., subdural haematomas, fractures, bruises in various stages of healing—often with failure to thrive and chronic malnutrition
A baby or child whose body provides evidence of physical abuse such as bruises, cuts, scars, fractures, or abdominal visceral injuries that have occurred at various times in the past. See: battered child syndrome
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1 ( ANI ): Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre on Wednesday said that the medical condition of two-year-old battered baby
Falak remains very critical, and added that her chances of survival are quite weak.
When they finally handed me our bruised and battered baby
girl, suddenly everything seemed OK.
A DAD tried to kill himself three times when he found out his battered baby
was being put up for adoption.
After the initial assault the battered baby
was sent home from hospital by mistake right back into his abuser's hands.