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Am J Dis Child. 1990 Dec;144(12):1319-22.

Genital and anal conditions confused with child sexual abuse trauma.

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Department of Pediatrics and Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services, Emanuel Hospital, Portland, Ore. 97227.


Examination of a child with genital or anal disease may give rise to suspicion of sexual abuse. Dermatologic, traumatic, infectious, and congenital disorders may be confused with sexual abuse. Seven children referred to us are representative of such confusion.

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