Sexual abuse - clinical case scenarios

Lisa J. Pfitzer


Sexual abuse occurrences are not rare: the estimated incidence is one in five girls and one in ten boys. Sexual abuse is difficult to diagnose since there may be no physical findings on the patient’s exam to confirm the diagnosis. It is also a difficult to discuss with victims and their families. In this article the authors present typical clinical scenarios which may be encountered in pediatric practice.


Child; Sexual abuse; Diagnosis

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