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Potentially life-threatening emergency
Physical child abuse - Suspected Child Abuse
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Potentially life-threatening emergency

Physical child abuse - Suspected Child Abuse

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Contributors: Mary Spencer MD, Noah Craft MD, PhD, Ann Lenane MD, Amy Swerdlin MD, Manasi Kadam Ladrigan MD, Carol Berkowitz MD
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Synopsis

Physical abuse means injury to the child caused either purposely or by neglect. Physical abuse can occur in children of any age and has a mean age of 6. (Neonates and infants are at highest risk for serious injury or death; death is less common after 1 year of age.) It can occur by hitting, whipping, biting, kicking, choking, shaking, burning, or any physical means. Risk factors 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.

Codes

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

SNOMEDCT:
371779005 – Physical child abuse

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Last Updated: 12/17/2018
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Physical child abuse : Excoriation, Geometric configuration, Laceration, Linear configuration, Skin erosion, Ecchymosis
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