Empiric therapy of perianal lesions in a sexually abused child: Medical and forensic implications

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A two-year, eight-month-old boy was diagnosed clinically with perianal warts and treated with topical 5-Fluorouracil, with subsequent resolution of the lesions. The child disclosed sexual abuse, and subsequent physical abuse was also documented. Attempts to identify the perpetrator have been hampered by the child’s young age and resolution of the skin lesions. The forensic implications of this case are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-347
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1993



  • 5-Fluorouracil
  • Condyloma accuminata
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Venereal warts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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