Sentinel injury during infancy may predict risk for child abuse

03/11/2013 | DailyRx.com

Babies who obtained sentinel, or suspicious, injuries particularly before they started crawling were more than four times as likely to be abused later as a child, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Sixty-six percent of sentinel injuries happened before reaching 3 months of age, and bruising was the most common previous sentinel injury among abused children, researchers said.

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