Abuse Child Physical Findings
Facts about child abuse:
- An exam may reveal signs of prior physical abuse, such as burns, healing bruises, or healing lacerations.
- Common child abuse findings on exam include cigarette burns, limb swelling, limping, odd-shaped bruises.
- Bruising that involves a body region not usually injured in a fall: the surface of the buttocks, back, or pelvis.
- X-rays may show healing fractures of the ribs, skull, or long bones.
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