Abuse and Neglect in children - types, signs, and management principles

The post covers abuse and neglect in children, covering the following topics

  1. Definition, 
  2. Types of abuse, 
  3. Clinical signs and when to suspect, 
  4. General principles of management.
  5. Legislations

It is a commonly asked question theory exam. A lot of questions are asked in the past papers. Take a look at all topics

  1. Management of the sex abused child (1995/2)15
  2. Define child abuse. List the etiology of child abuse in India. Outline strategies for prevention.
  3. Discuss Child maltreatment. What are the factors related with child abuse (2005)5+5
  4. Define Child Abuse. Describe clinical manifestations of Child Abuse. Discuss some useful
  5. investigations in a suspected case of Child Abuse (2006)10
  6. Define child abuse. Describe in brief the factors responsible for child abuse. Outline
  7. management of a child who is suspected of being abused. (2011/1)2+3+5
  8. Define child abuse and neglect. Discuss various clinical manifestations, diagnostic work up and
    management of physical abuse. (2011/2)2+3+2+3
  9. Write short notes on: child abuse (14/2) 5
  10. a) Define child abuse and child neglect 2+2
    b) Outline the steps involved in management of suspected child of sexual abuse 6 (2015/2)
  11. Munchausen syndrome by proxy 4 (01/2016)
  12. Management of child when suspected of being child abused. (2019/1) 5
  13. Role of paediatrician in management of 6-year-old girl brought with sexual abuse to emergency
    management (2019/2)5
  14. Management of suspected sexual abuse in a 10-year old girl. (2020/01)5
  15. Medical evaluation of child with sexual abuse (2021/1) 5

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Dr Ruturaj Deshmukh | DNB Pediatrics

Rituraj have completed his residency from CHRC, Indore