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Nasal bleeding and non-accidental injury in an infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20040683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bleeding from the nose has been a point of controversy in the field of child protection in the UK in recent years. Epistaxis in childhood is common but is unusual in the first year of life. Oronasal blood in infancy has been proposed as a marker of child abuse in this age group, but despite this widely held belief, there is a lack of published evidence in this area. The case is reported of an infant who presented at one month of age with serious inflicted injuries, who had been seen in the emergency department only 13 days previously with a "spontaneous" self-limiting nose bleed.
L J Walton; F C Davies
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-30     Completed Date:  2010-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse / diagnosis*
Epistaxis / etiology*
Facial Injuries / etiology
Fractures, Bone / etiology
Infant, Newborn
Multiple Trauma / etiology

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