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Physical child abuse: Diagnostic evaluation and management

Stephen C Boos, MD, FAAP
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Daniel M Lindberg, MD
Teresa K Duryea, MD
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James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH


The diagnostic evaluation for physical abuse in children will be reviewed here. Recognition of physical abuse; the orthopedic aspects of child abuse; the differential diagnosis for suspected child abuse, including orthopedic injuries, abusive head trauma; and the evaluation of other types of child abuse (ie, sexual abuse, child neglect, and emotional abuse) are discussed separately:

(See "Physical child abuse: Recognition".)

(See "Orthopedic aspects of child abuse".)

(See "Differential diagnosis of suspected child physical abuse".)

(See "Differential diagnosis of the orthopedic manifestations of child abuse".)


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