Diagnosis of Non-accidental Injury : Illustrated Clinical Cases book cover
1st Edition

Diagnosis of Non-accidental Injury
Illustrated Clinical Cases

ISBN 9781482230130
Published December 1, 2015 by CRC Press
337 Pages 279 Color Illustrations

USD $46.95

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Book Description

Recognition and diagnosis of child abuse and neglect creates an important foundation for the protection of children. Physicians and other healthcare providers have a fundamental role in this process, and need to be confident that they can identify correctly the signs and symptoms that provide clues to non-accidental injuries resulting from child maltreatment.

Diagnosis of Non-accidental Injury: Illustrated Clinical Cases is an invaluable tool to aid prompt and appropriate diagnosis, presenting various types of findings and challenging the reader with both common and not-so-common manifestations that may result from – or be confused with – child abuse and neglect.

The book describes various clinical scenarios through a brief clinical history accompanied by high-quality clinical images. Questions focus on the important concepts to be learned from each case. The answers are revealed after a turn of the page, sometimes with additional images to explain critical aspects, and feature a diagnosis, the ‘ruling out’ of abuse or neglect, further diagnostic options where relevant, and helpful treatments.

Table of Contents

Bamboo Marks

Bilateral Subconjunctival Haemorrhages

Mongolian Spots

Genital Burn

Scalp Burn

Hymenal Tag

Anterior Frenum Injury



Multiple Fractures

Spiral Fracture

Head Lice


Maqua (Therapeutic Burning)

Sexual Abuse with Normal Exam

Sentinel Bruises

Streptococcal Perianal Dermatitis

Malnutrition, Cord Marks

Hymenal Transection


Anal Fissure


Tibia Fracture and Classic Metaphyseal Lesions

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Multiple Fractures


Foot Bites

Thin Hymenal Rim

Physical Abuse: Comb, Loop and Belt Marks

Straddle Injury

Bruises – Elliptical

Accidental Bruises

Skull Fracture

Adolescent Striae

Bruises and Black Eyes

Hand Burns

Suction Marks

Metabolic Bone Disease Fracture


Skull Fracture

Infantile Haemangioma

Forced Feeding

Labial Haematoma

Subconjunctival Haemorrhages

Buried Penis

Loop Marks

Complex Skull Fracture

Iatrogenic Bruises

Clitoral Hood Enlargement

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

Pediatric Bite

Ulna Fracture

Cigarette Burns

Fixed Drug Eruption

Iron Burns

Whisker Burn


Garlic Burns

Acute Anal Trauma

Cigarette Burns

Lichen Sclerosus

Physical Abuse in Siblings

Rib Fractures

Prolapsed Urethra

Vitreous Haemorrhage

Genital Warts

Iron Burn


Moxibustion and Bruises


Subgaleal Haematoma

Abdominal Trauma

Anal Dilation

Multiple Bruises and Fractures

Accidental Bruises

Dermatitis Artefacta

Femur Fracture

Anal Laceration

Healed Bite Mark

Femur Fracture

Spider Bite



Bite Mark

Immersion Burns

Urethral Prolapse


Burns (Coffee)

Fatal Dog Bite

Abusive Head Trauma


Car Seat Unbelted

Fork Pattern Burns

Accidental Cephalohaematomas

Genital Ulcer

Blunt Trauma

Stocking Burns

Rampant Caries

Humeral Fracture

Crush Injury

Rectal Prolapse

Failure to Thrive

Drip Burn

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Palatal Injury and Facial Bruises

Mongolian Spots

Bite Marks

Osteopenic Fracture

Multiple Bruises

Anal Injury

Palatal Injury


Caustic Burns


Burns and Fractures

Immersion Burns


Genital Herpes

Tibia Fracture

Mongolian Spots and Bruises

Crohn’s Disease

Lichen Sclerosus

Penile Injury


Hymenal Septum

Immersion Burns


Perianal Crohn’s Disease

Caustic Burns

Lichen Sclerosus

Penile Laceration

Perinatal Intracranial Haemorrhage

Anal Venous Distension

Labial Adhesion

Sudden Infant Death

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Edited by

Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS, FAAP, professor of pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA

Dena Nazer, MD, FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Patricia Brennan, FRCP, FFAEM, FRCPCH, honorary consultant paediatrician, Children’s Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield, UK


"This easy-to-read book helps create a foundation for the diagnosis and treatment of child abuse or neglect through clear and concise case studies… This book does a great job of presenting a variety of case studies accompanied by key images. The information is concise and is appropriately referenced. The book helps engage readers with thought-provoking clinical questions and exposesthem to nonaccidental injuries that are not commonly seen." - Michael G. Meyer, PA-C(Regions Hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center), Doody Enterprises