battered child


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A young child, often under age 3, who has been repeatedly and severely neglected by caretakers. Battered children have signs of multiple episodes of trauma—e.g., subdural haematomas, fractures, bruises in various stages of healing—often with failure to thrive and chronic malnutrition

battered child

Abused child, battered baby Pediatrics A young child, often under age 3, who has been repeatedly and severely neglected by caretakers; BCs have signs of multiple episodes of trauma–eg, subdural hematomas, fractures, bruises in various stages of healing, often with FTT and chronic malnutrition See Child abuse.
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But a specifically medical reference makes something dramatically new possible: If battered child syndrome is a medically diagnosable condition, if it is so prevalent now that we believe there is a "tragic increase,"(157) if it is indeed a public health crisis, then abuse need no longer be confined to the few, to the usual suspects.
AS a battered child, the care of Newtown House should have been a sanctuary for notorious rapist Anthony Cawley.
There will always be people who see every battered woman as Lorena Bobbitt and every battered child as Lyle or Erik Menendez.
Deputy District Attorney Dee Corona said Joselin died as a result of battered child syndrome.
You don't need a long formal investigation to find why a brutally battered child is sent home from hospital so the battering can continue.
Henry Kempe's paper "The Battered Child Syndrome," which renewed professional and public attention to the problem of child abuse and neglect and is still recognized by the American Medical Association as one of the 50 most influential contributions to modern medicine.