Original Article| Volume 18, ISSUE 3, P123-129, May 2004

The cutaneous manifestations and common mimickers of physical child abuse


      The cutaneous manifestations of physical child abuse are some of the most common and easily recognized forms of injury. To make an accurate assessment and diagnosis, it is important to differentiate between inflicted cutaneous injuries and mimickers of physical abuse. Likewise, an understanding of reporting guidelines helps guide practitioners in their decision making.
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