It's now known "infections" can cause all the major symptoms of shaken baby syndrome, including severe damage to the brain. Made me think the many pwCFS on this board whose major brain dysfunction began following an acute infection. -- Kudos to PBS for their continued reporting on this over the years. [I think Judy Woodruff is doing an excellent job heading up the PBS Newshour.] 10-Min. PBS NEWSHour Video Segment When babies die, a disputed diagnosis sends parents to prison for abuse Regarding Shaken Baby Syndrome JACKIE JUDD: The set of findings or symptoms is often known as the triad — bleeding behind the eyes, bleeding around the brain and swelling of the brain. ...... it is now understood that accidents, like falls, infections, blood disorders, even the birthing process, can cause some of the same symptoms once widely believed tied only to shaking.