Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Peds Serve as Primary Prevention for Child Abuse

"Bruises are the most common sign of physical abuse, and they may be the only sign of a deeper internal injury. While normal childhood bruising occurs on the knees, legs and forehead, bruising that is the result of physical abuse is likely to occur on the head and face, appear in clusters, or appear in the shape of an implement, such as a handprint or a mark of a cord. Any bruising on a nonmobile infant is cause for concern because, as the authors note, 'those who don't cruise rarely bruise'"

See:  http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/PreventiveCare/51212?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2015-04-28&eun=g906366d0r&userid=906366&mu_id=5793688

Also:  http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2015/04/21/peds.2015-0356.full.pdf+html

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