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Child Abuse

The dark side of PEM, and what should also be on your differential diagnosis for any patient you are seeing is: “was this inflicted” and “is there something more?”.…

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Fabricated or Induced Illness

Fabricated or induced illness (FII) is a form of child abuse. It is associated with significant morbidity (physical and psychological) and mortality. Recognition of FII is frequently difficult and sub…

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Eye Don’t Believe It

You are on the ED observation unit morning ward round. Your next patient is a 25 year old man, admitted during the night for head injury observations following an alleged assault…

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