Abdominal injury due to child abuse

@article{Barnes2005AbdominalID,
  title={Abdominal injury due to child abuse},
  author={Peter M Barnes and Catherine Norton and Frank D Dunstan and Alison Mary Kemp and Jonathan Richard Sibert},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2005},
  volume={366},
  pages={234-235}
}
Diagnosis of abuse in children with internal abdominal injury is difficult because of limited published work. We aimed to ascertain the incidence of abdominal injury due to abuse in children age 0-14 years. 20 children (identified via the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit) had abdominal injuries due to abuse and 164 (identified via the Trauma Audit and Research Network) had injuries to the abdomen due to accident (112 by road-traffic accidents, 52 by falls). 16 abused children were younger… CONTINUE READING

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