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Pediatrics Consultant Live Features Special Coverage of Child Abuse

June 22, 2012

NORWALK, Conn., June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Medica US announces that Pediatrics Consultant Live and Consultant Live feature special coverage of child abuse–and child abuse mimics.

The number of abused and neglected children in the U.S is shocking: an average of 4 youngsters die every day at the hands of abusers, according to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System. Many calls to Child Protective Service are made by clinicians. To help these busy clinicians better understand the many medical explanations for apparent physical signs of abuse – - and to help them recognize subtle manifestations of actual abuse, Pediatrics Consultant Live and Consultant Live feature short cases called “Child Abuse – or Mimic?” Key facts about real cases are presented, and a concise discussion is provided. Such cases include:

  • A 14-year-old boy presents to an abuse clinic at the request of Child Protective Services. The boy’s gym teacher had noticed multiple large bruises on his back, arms, and legs. School officials had previous experience with the child’s “volatile” stepfather and thought him “capable of abuse.”
  • A 3-year-old child has a wound around her neck. Her father says that a leash got tangled around her neck when they were out walking the dog.
  • A sleeping 12-month-old child was spotted alone in a parked car by a pedestrian. The passerby observed for a period of time, only to see no one returned for the child.

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Jason J. Golden
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