Cutaneous signs of child abuse

Ben G. Raimer, Sharon S. Raimer, Joan R. Hebeler

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Child abuse is a well-established clinical entity affecting over one million children each year in this country. All physicians are responsible for the recognition of this syndrome and for the initiation of prompt treatment. Presented are some of the classical cutaneous signs of child abuse, including physical abuse, neglect, and sexual assault. The abusive pattern is described and the need for physician awareness noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-212
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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