Diagnosing pediatric head trauma

Kent P. Hymel, Caitlin A. Hall

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The accurate diagnosis and successful management of pediatric abusive head trauma present pediatricians with many unique challenges. To overcome these challenges requires a high index of clinical suspicion; a willingness to report any suspicion of abuse; knowledge of the relevant medical literature; a direct, nonaccusatory, and supportive approach with parents; thorough history taking; meticulous physical examination; and most important, professional objectivity and integrity. Your patients deserve no less.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-370
Number of pages13
JournalPediatric annals
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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