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Bites are currently the only physically abusive injury where we can potentially identify the perpetrator. This may be from the dental characteristics or additionally from salivary DNA.1 Bites may also be a source of cross infection, for example of hepatitis. It is essential therefore that paediatricians recognise a potential bite, and refer appropriately to a forensic odontologist (of which there about 20 in the UK; details on the BAFO website2). We conducted an all language systematic review of the literature spanning more than …
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