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False rape: a case report.
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PMID:  10624933     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 16-year-old girl was admitted to the emergency department for sexual assault. The forensic examination revealed genital lesions of an age that were incompatible with her statements. She also presented extragenital lesions that resembled self-inflicted lesions. The reports of false rape allegations in the literature have all dealt with the motivations of the false victims. This case report is a reminder that an allegation of rape can be considered only on the basis of proof and not on speculation.
L Fanton; P Schoendorff; P Achache; A Miras; D Malicier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-24     Completed Date:  2000-03-24     Revised Date:  2011-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  374-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut of Forensic Medicine, Université Claude-Bernard, Lyon, France.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Injuries / etiology,  pathology*
Emergency Service, Hospital
Forensic Medicine / methods
Genitalia, Female / injuries*
Self Mutilation / complications*,  pathology
Wounds, Penetrating / etiology,  pathology*

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