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Infantile sucking bruises
  1. Ram Nagaruru Venkata1,
  2. Christopher Woolley2
  1. 1 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, UK
  2. 2 Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Ystrad Fawr Way, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Caerphilly, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Christopher Woolley, Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Ystrad Fawr Way, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Caerphilly CF82 7EP, UK; Christopher.Woolley{at}wales.nhs.uk

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A 4-week-old breastfed infant was referred for a child protection medical following his health visitor noticing bruises on his forearm. The family was not known to Social Services. On examination there were two linear bruises 1.5 cm in length parallel to each other on his right forearm (figure 1). No other …

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