New Guidelines For Identifying Child Abuse

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By Molly Clifton

The American Academy of Pediatrics is giving doctors new guidelines on how to identify bone fractures that are caused by child abuse.

Experts believe up to 20 percent of breaks in infants and toddlers are from abuse.

Researchers say rib fractures and multiple breaks are a likely sign of abuse.

The report says its important for pediatricians to take a complete medical history and family history to determine how the injury occurred.



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