battered-baby syndromeThe clinical condition of a baby or young child who has been assaulted. The child is often malnourished. There may be multiple bruising, including finger marks, X-ray indication of healed fractures, tearing of the central fold behind the upper lip, cigarette burns, bite marks, and sometimes indications of bleeding inside the skull or brain. See also SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME.
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