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December 1990

Genital and Anal Conditions Confused With Child Sexual Abuse Trauma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics and Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services, Emanuel Hospital, Portland, Ore (Dr Bays); and Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle (Dr Jenny).

Am J Dis Child. 1990;144(12):1319-1322. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1990.02150360043017

• Examination of a child with genital or anal disease may give rise to suspicion of sexual abuse. Dermatologic, traumatic, infectious, and congenital disorders may be confused with sexual abuse. Seven children referred to us are representative of such confusion.

(AJDC. 1990;144:1319-1322)