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Non-accidental trauma - NAT - child abuse (0 - 18 years)
Editors: Dan Imler, MD
Inclusion Criteria  (Any one criteria present)
  • Any clinical suspicion of abuse
  • Subdural hemorrhage in child less than 2 years
  • Suspicious burns (patterend, widely sperated or bilateral, different stages of healing, unusual areas such as backs of hands, torso or buttocks)
  • Any widespread retinal hemorrhage
  • Any injury without trauma history in child less than 2 years (head trauma, long bone fractures, etc.)
  • Any bruise in an infant < 4 months old or non-mobile child, OR bruising of the torso, neck or ears in children < 4 years without trauma history
Exclusion Criteria
  • Obvious nonabusive cause of injury

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