Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 31, Issue 7, pp 805–814 | Cite as

Skin Lesions and Other Associated Findings in Children with Abusive Head Trauma

  • Francois M. Luyet
  • Jessica Wipperfurth
  • Amanda Palm
  • Barbara L. Knox
Original Article


When Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) is suspected, the presence of extracranial lesions can be a decisive factor in confirming the diagnosis. In this article, we briefly review and illustrate some of the skin lesions and other extracranial injuries frequently associated with AHT.


Abusive head trauma Abusive bruising Fractures of abuse Oral trauma Abrasions Petechiae Eye lesions Neck injuries 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francois M. Luyet
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jessica Wipperfurth
    • 1
  • Amanda Palm
    • 1
  • Barbara L. Knox
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin Child Protection Program, University of Wisconsin American Family Children’s HospitalMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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