Adult physical abuse
Characterized by unexplained bruising, lacerations, broken bones, and internal injuries. Additional characteristics include poor health, malnutrition, dehydration, medication noncompliance, signs of sexual abuse, sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy, and other signs of abuse or neglect. Patient may be reluctant to seek medical assistance, falsify explanation of injuries, avoid prenatal care, and present with signs of anxiety, depression, headache, and suicidal ideation.
Management includes reporting. Social, legal, and medical interventions place a high priority on providing protection from further harm.
T76.11XA – Adult physical abuse, suspected, initial encounter
371778002 – Physical abuse of adult