The efficacy of hair and urine toxicology screening on the detection of child abuse by burning.

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Abuse by burning is estimated to occur in 1 to 25% of children admitted with burn injuries annually. Hair and urine toxicology for illicit drug exposure may provide additional confirmatory evidence for abuse. To determine the impact of hair and urine toxicology on the identification of child abuse, we performed a retrospective chart review of all pediatric… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e3181abfd30

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