Blunt-Force Trauma: Other Cutaneous Manifestations

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


The most common traumatic skin lesions in accident-related blunt-force trauma and child abuse are bruises. In child abuse, blunt-force trauma may also lead to injuries such as erythema, abrasions, and lacerations, but these are less common than bruises.


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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 Paediatric DermatologyErasmus MC - SophiaRotterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  4. 4.St. James’s University HospitalLeedsUK

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