Eczema mimicking child abuse: A case of mistaken identity

T. Ryan Heider, Diane Priolo, C. Scott Hultman, Michael D. Peck, Bruce A. Cairns

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Many skin conditions can mimic child abuse by burning. Multidisciplinary evaluation of suspicious burns helps prevent both the underreporting and the misdiagnosis of child abuse by burning. We report a case of pediatric eczema mimicking an abusive burn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-359
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)


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