The objectives of the child protection clinical assessment are: to identify conditions that require treatment, to identify any injuries or forensic signs.
Non-accidental poisoning can be seen in FII but not exclusively. It has a different profile to accidental poisoning, which is frequently seen in toddlers.
The terminology, fabricated or induced illness (FII) has replaced ‘Munchausen syndrome by proxy’. The diagnosis refers to a form of abuse where the.
Abusive visceral injury, predominantly within the abdominal cavity, is rare, but can be fatal. It occurs most commonly in children under 3 years of age..
Abusive head injury is the most serious form of physical abuse and carries a high morbidity and mortality. One third of children who suffer this form of.
Injuries to the lips, such as bruising or lacerations are the commonest oral injuries sustained in abuse, but in themselves may not be specific. Abusive.
In common with head injury, abusive burns carry a high morbidity and mortality. Scalds are the commonest intentional burn injury. A child can sustain a.
Eighty percent of abusive fractures occur in children less than 18 months of age, in contrast to 85% of accidental fractures which occur in children older.