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Accidental hair strangulation of a toddler caught on home surveillance camera
  1. Ling Yee Francis Chan,
  2. Tsz Wang Louis Chan,
  3. Ming Kut Tay
  1. Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ling Yee Francis Chan, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong; cly065{at}ha.org.hk

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One early morning, a mother who was cosleeping with her 21-month-old son was awakened by a strong pull on her scalp. She soon realised her son was entangled in her hair. Her son appeared blue and unconscious when he was rescued by other family members. He revived spontaneously before the arrival of the paramedics. Examination revealed a circumferential erythematous ligature mark …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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