Medical Practice

Child Abuse Syndrome: The Cases We Miss

Br Med J 1972; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5816.756 (Published 24 June 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;2:756
  1. Graham Jackson

    Abstract

    One hundred cases of physical injury to children are reviewed. Eighteen cases are shown to be misdiagnosed cases of child abuse. It is suggested that all hospitals review their records of childhood trauma in the light of these findings. All children under 4 years of age with trauma of non-obvious aetiology should be referred to the paediatrician.

    Footnotes

    • * Based on a Student Thesis for the Almond Prize in Diseases of Children, King's College Hospital Medical School, 1970.

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