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Int J Legal Med. 2013 May;127(3):627-30. doi: 10.1007/s00414-012-0731-5. Epub 2012 Jun 27.

Child abuse inflicted by small children.

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Institute of Legal Medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Melatenguertel 60-62, 50823 Cologne, Germany. krischan.friedrich@uk-koeln.de

Abstract

In cases of child abuse, usually, the parents are initial suspects. A common explanation of the parents is that the injuries were caused by a sibling. Child-on-child violence is reported to be very rare in children less than 5 years of age, and thorough investigation by the police, child protective services, and medicolegal examinations are needed to proof or disproof the parents' statement. We report two cases of physical abuse of infants by small children.

PMID:
22736072
DOI:
10.1007/s00414-012-0731-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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