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Violence and Abuse: Battered Child

  • Antonina Argo
  • Giuseppe Lo Re
  • Elvira Ventura Spagnolo
  • Alberto Calandra
  • Marija ČaplinskienéEmail author
  • Agata Crapanzano
  • Antonio Pinto
  • Sergio Salerno
Chapter

Abstract

Battered child is a crucial social and medical issue, which represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality among children. The ‘child abuse syndrome’ is a clinical condition in young children who have received serious physical abuse, and should be considered in any child exhibiting evidence of fracture of any bone, subdural haematoma, failure to thrive, soft tissue swellings or skin bruising, in any child who dies suddenly, or where the degree and type of injury is at variance with the history given regarding the occurrence of the trauma. A clinical-radiological-forensic collaboration is crucial for its identification.

Keywords

Child Battered Forensic Imaging Medical issues 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonina Argo
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Lo Re
    • 2
  • Elvira Ventura Spagnolo
    • 1
  • Alberto Calandra
    • 2
  • Marija Čaplinskiené
    • 3
    Email author
  • Agata Crapanzano
    • 2
  • Antonio Pinto
    • 4
  • Sergio Salerno
    • 2
  1. 1.Department for Health Promotion, Maternal and Child CareUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyPoliclinic HospitalPalermoItaly
  3. 3.State Forensic Medicine ServiceVilniusLithuania
  4. 4.Ospedale CaldarelliNaplesItaly

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