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Child protection medical assessments: why do we do them?
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    Co-morbidities diagnosed during child protection medical assessments
    • Deborah Hodes, Consultant Community Paediatrician
    • Other Contributors:
      • Harshini Katugampola, Mei-Ling Wong, Daniel Langer

    The study by Kirk et al (1) highlights important issues regarding the crucial role of the paediatric medical examination in cases of alleged or suspected maltreatment. The authors rightly note that a comprehensive medical assessment is integral to the child protection process and should additionally aim to serve as a tool for health surveillance in this at- risk group.

    Our own 10-year retrospective case-note an...

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