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Response to comments from Professor Niels Lynøe et al and Dr Nicholas R Binney et al
  1. Alison Mary Kemp1,
  2. Sabine Ann Maguire1,2,
  3. Geoff D Debelle3
  1. 1 Division of Population Medicine, Department of Child Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  2. 2 Department of Child Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  3. 3 General Paediatrics, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor  Alison Mary Kemp, Division of Population Medicine, Department of Child Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK; kempam{at}cardiff.ac.uk

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We welcome scientific debate around the recognition of abusive head trauma. The Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU) report concludes, ‘There is limited scientific evidence that the triad and therefore its components can be associated with traumatic shaking.1 We have provided a methodological critique of the SBU report2 which we hope provides points for others to consider when interpreting it. …

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