Identifying Child Abuse in the Emergency Department

by Bob Stuntz in ,


It is, perhaps, the worst part of our jobs.  We will inevitably see injured children who sustained their injuries as the result of child abuse.  In considering this possibility, we often picture the clearly abused child.  It is often, however, not that obvious.  In this post, Dr. Shafer talks about injuries that should raise our suspicion for child abuse.  

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