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Potentially life-threatening emergency
Physical child abuse - Skin in Child
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Physical child abuse - Skin in Child

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Contributors: Sarah Stein MD, Karen Wiss MD, Sheila Galbraith MD, Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Lynn Garfunkel MD, Nancy Esterly MD
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Synopsis

Physical abuse includes injury to the child caused purposely or by neglect. Physical abuse can occur in children of any age and has a mean age of 6. It can include hitting, whipping, biting, kicking, choking, shaking, burning, or by any other physical mean. Risk factors for being a victim of abuse include children of teenage parents, children with developmental disorders or illness, substance abuse in the home, violence between siblings, unwanted pregnancy, and poverty. See also child sexual abuse.

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ICD10CM:
T76.12XA – Child physical abuse, suspected, initial encounter

SNOMEDCT:
371779005 – Physical child abuse

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Last Updated: 01/15/2019
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Potentially life-threatening emergency
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Physical child abuse : Excoriation, Geometric configuration, Laceration, Linear configuration, Skin erosion, Ecchymosis
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