Pain insensitivity syndrome misinterpreted as inflicted burns.

@article{Bosch2014PainIS,
  title={Pain insensitivity syndrome misinterpreted as inflicted burns.},
  author={G E van den Bosch and Martin G. A. Baartmans and Paul W. Vos and Jeffrey Dokter and Tonya White and D Tibboel},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={133 5},
  pages={
          e1381-7
        }
}
We present a case study of a 10-year-old child with severe burns that were misinterpreted as inflicted burns. Because of multiple injuries since early life, the family was under suspicion of child abuse and therefore under supervision of the Child Care Board for 2 years before the boy was burned. Because the boy incurred the burns without feeling pain, we conducted a thorough medical examination and laboratory testing, evaluated detection and pain thresholds, and used MRI to study brain… CONTINUE READING
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