• The most easily recognizable physical manifestations of child abuse and neglect are seen in the skin. The findings may be the result of intentional trauma, neglect to provide adequate child care, alterations in family dynamics, or the emotional problems secondary to the maltreatment.
(Am J Dis Child 133:906-909, 1979)
Ellerstein NS. The Cutaneous Manifestations of Child Abuse and Neglect. Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(9):906–909. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130090034005
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