Physical Abuse

Physical Abuse

Botox approved for urinary incontinence or frequency; screening for partner violence; Norovirus update; immunization schedule update; new name for PCOS?

A normal genital examination does not preclude sexual abuse.

New USPSTF guidelines call for screening of all women of child-bearing age for intimate partner violence.

The incidence of substantiated cases of serious child abuse showed a 55% decrease from 1992 to 2009, according to national data.

Swelling and redness have progressed over the past 16 hours in this 5-month-old boy. Would you consider child abuse in your differential diagnosis?
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For the past 20 years, I have been visiting developing nations to deliver healthcare. Recently, I made a conscious decision to look for a case of child abuse to write about. Late in 2011, during one of my visits to a third world country, I encountered multiple situations that rose to the level of possible child abuse. Here, I describe 3 such cases.

A 23-year-old undocumented citizen came to a community clinic with her children. She asked to see the social worker. She stated that she was the victim of domestic abuse in her home the night before her visit. She was well known in the clinic and this was not her first experience with domestic violence


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