Subconjunctival hemorrhages in infants and children: A sign of nonaccidental trauma

Catherine A. DeRidder, Carol D. Berkowitz, Ralph A. Hicks, Antoinette L. Laskey

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Abstract

Subconjunctival hemorrhages in infants and children can be a finding after nonaccidental trauma. We describe 14 children with subconjunctival hemorrhages on physical examination, who were subsequently diagnosed by a child protection team with physical abuse. Although infrequent, subconjunctival hemorrhage may be related to abuse. Nonaccidental trauma should be on the differential diagnosis of subconjunctival hemorrhage in children, and consultation with a child abuse pediatrics specialist should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-226
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

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Keywords

  • Eye
  • Nonaccidental trauma
  • Physical abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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Subconjunctival hemorrhages in infants and children : A sign of nonaccidental trauma. / DeRidder, Catherine A.; Berkowitz, Carol D.; Hicks, Ralph A.; Laskey, Antoinette L.

In: Pediatric Emergency Care, Vol. 29, No. 2, 01.02.2013, p. 222-226.

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DeRidder, Catherine A. ; Berkowitz, Carol D. ; Hicks, Ralph A. ; Laskey, Antoinette L. / Subconjunctival hemorrhages in infants and children : A sign of nonaccidental trauma. In: Pediatric Emergency Care. 2013 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 222-226.
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