Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Neglected Child Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of child abuse may include:

Neglected Child Neglect

Signs and symptoms of neglect include:

  • Abnormal development
  • Abnormal growth
  • Clinging to mother
  • Fearful
  • Bald spots on the scalp
  • Poor hygiene

Neglected Child Physical Abuse

Signs and symptoms of physical abuse may include:

Neglected Child Sexual Abuse

Signs and symptoms of sexual abuse include:

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Neglected Child References
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