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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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GONZALEZ GAITAN, Tatiana. Battered child síndrome: case report. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2023, vol.40, n.1, pp.23-28. ISSN 2215-5287.

The medical legal assessment in the cases of Attacked Child Syndrome must be thorough and cover all the aspects indicated in the articles and national and international guides, to have a diagnostic certainty, it must include a complete legal medical history, detailed physical examination and complementary studies, as well as differential diagnosis. This article covers some of the main aspects to consider when suspected of child abuse, through the presentation and approach of a clinical case.

Keywords : Battered child syndrome; fractures; medical legal assessment; child abuse; physical examination..

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