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Fibrous dysplasia causing safeguarding concerns
  1. Bharathi Pai1,
  2. Drusilla Ferdinand2
  1. 1 Department of Paediatrics, George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton, UK
  2. 2 Department of Paediatrics, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Walsall, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bharathi Pai, Department of Paediatrics, George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton, UK; bharathipai{at}

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An 11-month-old boy presented with a swollen right arm. His mother was carrying him when she fell down the stairs. The child was not hurt but a new swelling was noticed.

He was taken to the emergency department the next day. Concerns were raised regarding safeguarding due to the late presentation of the injury.

X-ray of his arm …

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