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In the response to the letter1 regarding the study ‘Bruising in children who are assessed for suspected physical abuse’,2 the author of the letter is correct that the number of children with bruises is greater in children who were referred to child protection services with suspected physical abuse than in premobile children sampled from the general population. The finding that bruises in premobile children in the general population are a rare occurrence was confirmed in …
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