Abusive Head Trauma in Infants During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Paris Metropolitan Area – Team EPOPé – JAMA Network 30.08.2022
The COVID-19 pandemic and the containment and mitigation measures taken were feared to be associated with increased child abuse.
In a time-series analysis of a longitudinal, population-based, cohort study, all consecutive cases of AHT in infants younger than 12 months old referred between January 2017 and December 2021 to Necker Hospital for Sick Children, the single regional pediatric neurosurgery center for the Paris metropolitan area, were included. AHT was defined as 1 or more subdural hemorrhage and a positive multidisciplinary evaluation after a social, clinical, biological, and radiological workup. Data were analyzed from January to March 2022.