Markers for occult liver injury in cases of physical abuse in children.

@article{Coant1992MarkersFO,
  title={Markers for occult liver injury in cases of physical abuse in children.},
  author={P N Coant and Abraham Kornberg and Alan S. Brody and K Edwards-Holmes},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1992},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={274-8}
}
Children suffering physical abuse are at risk for abdominal trauma. When the abdominal trauma is not evident clinically and remains occult, the child's condition can rapidly deteriorate before the diagnosis is made, and delay may occur in the activation of child protective services. The use of markers for abdominal trauma in the evaluation of cases of child physical abuse was examined. Children younger than 12 years presenting to the Emergency Department at the Children's Hospital of Buffalo… CONTINUE READING
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