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Paediatrics A tragedy that claims 2,000–5,000 lives/year and causes countless injuries in the USA; it is often first recognised by characteristic radiologic findings
Social medicine Behaviour by a parent or guardian that causes significant negative emotional or physical consequences in a child
Types Physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect

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Pediatrics A regional euphemism for the physical signs of child abuse. See Battered child syndrome, Child abuse. Cf SIDS.