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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 171-173

Needle insertion in a child: A rare form of child abuse


Department of Pediatric Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Archika Gupta
Department of Pediatric Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow - 226003, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jiaps.JIAPS_226_17

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Needle insertion is a rare form of child abuse that, though prevalent in the society as an attempted infanticide/homicide, remains undiagnosed and underreported. One should have strong suspicion for occurrence of child abuse in a child with history of needle injury. Here, we report an unusual case of 3-month-old boy with history of hypodermic needle extrusion from multiple sites of body and suspicion of possible child abuse.






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