When inflicted skin injuries constitute child abuse

Steven W. Kairys, Randell C. Alexander, Robert W. Block, V. Denise Everett, Kent Hymel, Carole Jenny, John Stirling

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Child abuse should be considered as the most likely explanation for inflicted skin injuries if they are nonaccidental and there is any injury beyond temporary reddening of the skin. Minor forms of abuse may lead to severe abuse unless abusive skin injuries are identified and labeled as such and interventions are made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)644-645
Number of pages2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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