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Pediatrics. 2012 Jul;130(1):e224-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-3271. Epub 2012 Jun 25.

Child abuse in medical setting presenting as gross hematuria: diagnosis by DNA short tandem repeats.

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Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

Two sisters, aged 15 and 13 years, had previous epithelioid angiomyolipoma of the kidney and suspected thin basement membrane disease, respectively. They presented with 2 years of gross hematuria and new-onset heavy proteinuria. Extensive investigations failed to find an overt cause of their urinary manifestations. The diagnosis of child abuse in a medical setting was confirmed by DNA short tandem repeats analysis, which are the first documented cases in which factitious hematuria was thus diagnosed. Complex forms of child abuse in a medical setting may require forensic tests such as DNA short tandem repeats analysis for diagnosis.

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10.1542/peds.2011-3271
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