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Maria D McColgan, MD, MSEd, FAAP
Dr McColgan is associate professor of Pediatrics at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey, and Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, fellowship director at the Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute/Cooper University Health Care, and former director of the Child Protection Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia. 
Infant’s seizures and skull fracture could point to child abuse
A 5-month-old Hispanic male presented to the emergency department (ED) at a children’s hospital in the Northeast United States directly from his daycare after caretakers witnessed 2 shaking, seizure-like episodes. The episodes lasted 1 to 2 minutes in the setting of a fever as palpated by the parents.