The doctor, dentist or related professional who treats children has a moral and legal obligation to diagnose correctly suspected maltreatment and to report it to the proper authorities. These obligations may bring the doctor into contact with the child protection system as well as the courts. The practitioner needs to be prepared for court testimon
Introduction. Bruises. Abusive burns. Cutaneous conditions mimicking child abuse. Imaging child abuse. Ocular trauma. Otolaryngologic manifestations of abuse and neglect. Recognition of child abuse and neglect by dentists, health and child care professionals and law enforcement. Abusive abdominal trauma. Anogenital findings and child sexual abuse. Child maltreatment fatalities. Failure to thrive. Munchausen syndrome by proxy.