Cutaneous Manifestations of Child Abuse and Their Differential Diagnosis

Blunt Force Trauma

  • Robert A.C. Bilo
  • Arnold P. Oranje
  • Tor Shwayder
  • Christopher J. Hobbs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Robert A. C. Bilo, Arnold P. Oranje, Tor Shwayder, Christopher J. Hobbs
    Pages 1-23
  3. Robert A. C. Bilo, Arnold P. Oranje, Tor Shwayder, Christopher J. Hobbs
    Pages 25-61
  4. Robert A. C. Bilo, Arnold P. Oranje, Tor Shwayder, Christopher J. Hobbs
    Pages 63-103
  5. Robert A. C. Bilo, Arnold P. Oranje, Tor Shwayder, Christopher J. Hobbs
    Pages 105-116
  6. Robert A. C. Bilo, Arnold P. Oranje, Tor Shwayder, Christopher J. Hobbs
    Pages 117-153
  7. Robert A. C. Bilo, Arnold P. Oranje, Tor Shwayder, Christopher J. Hobbs
    Pages 155-194
  8. Robert A. C. Bilo, Arnold P. Oranje, Tor Shwayder, Christopher J. Hobbs
    Pages 195-218
  9. Robert A. C. Bilo, Arnold P. Oranje, Tor Shwayder, Christopher J. Hobbs
    Pages 219-244
  10. André van den Bosch, Frans Bel, Hubert G. T. Nijs
    Pages 245-258
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 259-264

About this book

Introduction

The skin is the most accessible organ of the body and also the most frequently injured organ in physical abuse of children. The interpretation of skin lesions, however, is not always simple. In recent years, many reports have been published on pediatric dermatological disorders and accidental injuries that were unjustly regarded as physical signs of child abuse. Knowledge of the differential diagnosis of unexplained skin findings is essential for accurate diagnosis and of vital importance given that errors in either direction (false positive or false negative) can have disastrous consequences.

Keywords

Bitemarks Bruises Physical abuse and neglect Trauma

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert A.C. Bilo
    • 1
  • Arnold P. Oranje
    • 2
  • Tor Shwayder
    • 3
  • Christopher J. Hobbs
    • 4
  1. 1., Department of Forensic MedicineNetherlands Forensic InstituteThe HagueNetherlands
  2. 2.Department of Paediatrics, Sophia Children HospitalErasmus MCRotterdamNetherlands
  3. 3., Department of DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  4. 4.St James's University HospitalLeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29287-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29286-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29287-3
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