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Medical evaluation of sexually abused children: a review of 311 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7054766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case records of 311 children and adolescents who were medically evaluated for sexual abuse are reviewed. Only 18% of these victims were assaulted by strangers; 131 of the assailants were relatives. Thirty percent of the victims reported multiple assaults over a time period of one week to nine years. Physical examination showed no abnormalities in only 23% of the patients. Twenty-one patients had gonorrhea and seven patients were pregnant. Guidelines for the medical evaluation of patients suspected to be victims of sexual abuse are discussed.
M E Rimsza; E H Niggemann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0031-4005     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-03-13     Completed Date:  1982-03-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-14     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse*
Child, Preschool
Diethylstilbestrol / therapeutic use
Genitalia / injuries
Gonorrhea / epidemiology
Physical Examination
Retrospective Studies
Sex Offenses*
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