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Child abuse and the otolaryngologist: part I.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12646831     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Nearly 1 million infants and children are neglected and abused yearly in the United States, with a greater than 1% resulting mortality rate. One half of these children are seen by physicians for abuse-related injuries, and nearly 75% have injuries of the head and neck. Physicians, however, account for reporting only 11% of all cases. As experts trained in diseases and injuries of the head and neck, otolaryngologists are particularly well positioned to recognize abuse in the clinic and in the emergency room and during other consultations. We present an overview of child abuse definitions, risk factors, and legal obligations of the physician. We also review the manifestations of child abuse within the head and neck, with particular attention to the role of the otolaryngologist. We briefly discuss some conditions that may be mistaken for abuse and suggest a practical protocol for management of suspected cases in the clinic.
Authors:
C D Crouse; R A Faust
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  128     ISSN:  0194-5998     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-20     Completed Date:  2003-04-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508176     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22908-0713, USA. cdc5b@virginia.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Child Abuse / diagnosis*,  statistics & numerical data
Child Abuse, Sexual / diagnosis
Humans
Otolaryngology*
Physician's Role*
United States / epidemiology

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