The earthquake: A cause of low-height baby falls and accompanying head injuries
1University Of Health Sciences, Tepecik Training Hospital, Department Of Neonatology , İzmir, Türkiye
2University Of Health Sciences, Izmir Faculty Of Medicine, Department Of Neurosurgery, İzmir, Türkiye
3University Of Health Sciences, Izmir Faculty Of Medicine, Department Of Neonatology, İzmir, Türkiye
Keywords: Infant, fall, head trauma, earthquake
In addition to increasing our overall preparedness for an earthquake by enacting proper national regulations, it is critical for individuals to remember the drop, cover, and hold on safety rules and not rush out to flee the earthquake. Parents should be reminded that the danger of baby falls may increase during panic evacuation. It is also significant for physicians to recognize that the mechanism of head injury changes in children under the age of two and can manifest without conventional clinical signs.
Cite this article as: Ozdugan Z, Camlar M, Engur D. The earthquake: A cause of low-height baby falls and accompanying head injuries. Pediatr Acad Case Rep. 2023;2(supp1):15-6.
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