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Are there patterns of bruising in childhood which are diagnostic or suggestive of abuse? A systematic review
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    Bruising in pre-school children with special needs

    Dear Editor,

    The authors are to be congratulated for the systematic review 'Are there patterns of bruising in childhood which are diagnostic or suggestive of abuse?' It is an extremely valuable piece of work, providing data for paediatricians working in the field of child protection.

    Results show that non-abusive bruises are generally small, sustained over bony prominences and found on the front of the...

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