Sentinel injuries in infants evaluated for child physical abuse.

@article{Sheets2013SentinelII,
  title={Sentinel injuries in infants evaluated for child physical abuse.},
  author={Lynn K. Sheets and Matthew E. Leach and Ian J. Koszewski and Ashley M Lessmeier and Melodee Ann Nugent and Pippa Simpson},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={
          701-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Relatively minor abusive injuries can precede severe physical abuse in infants. Our objective was to determine how often abused infants have a previous history of "sentinel" injuries, compared with infants who were not abused. METHODS Case-control, retrospective study of 401, <12-month-old infants evaluated for abuse in a hospital-based setting and found to have definite, intermediate concern for, or no abuse after evaluation by the hospital-based Child Protection Team. A sentinel… CONTINUE READING
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