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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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SUZANNE CHING, Yu. Battered Child Syndrome: medico-legal aspects and the importance of radiological studies Case report. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2022, vol.39, n.2, pp.26-31. ISSN 2215-5287.

The battered child syndrome encompasses multiple aspects from the very definition of child abuse, which covers any act or omission that affects the health or development of the minor. The comprehensive assessment of each of the suspected cases is necessary, covering both aspects related to possible physical abuse and those correlatable by omission of childcare. The case of female with a complaint for Abuse of Parental Authority to be assessed for suspicion of child abuse is presented.

Keywords : Battered Child Syndrome; physical mistreatment; mistreatment by omission.

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