• Randell Alexander
  • Philip W. Hyden


Child abuse consists of three major components: neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. Although the phrase “child abuse and neglect” is occasionally used, such terminology is redundant and can be confusing to physicians and the public. “Child abuse” has been defined medically as “any interaction or lack of interaction between a child and his/her caregiver which results in nonaccidental harm to the child’s physical or developmental state.”


Sexual Abuse Child Abuse Child Sexual Abuse Corporal Punishment Shake Baby Syndrome 
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  • Philip W. Hyden

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