battered child syndrome


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bat·tered child syndrome

(băt′ərd)
n.
A combination of physical injuries or conditions, such as broken bones, bruises, burns, and malnutrition, experienced by a child as a result of gross abuse, usually by a parent or other caregiver.

bat′tered child′ syn`drome


n.
the array of physical injuries exhibited by young children who have been beaten repeatedly or otherwise abused by their parents or guardians.
[1960–65]
Translations

bat·tered child syndrome

n. síndrome del niño maltratado, continuo abuso físico o psicológico infringido en un niño por sus padres o por un guardián encargado de su cuidado.
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Henry Kempe's studies on the "battered child syndrome" in 1962 served to underscore the physician's role in exposing child maltreatment, and 1973 saw the enactment of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, which set standards for mandatory reporting as a condition for federal funding.
The landmark article describing the Battered Child Syndrome was published in 1962.
The battered child syndrome consists of a constellation of signs that may be either apparent or covert.
Definitions including "battered child syndrome", "shaken baby" and "shaken baby syndrome" are used to describe physical abuse resulting in brain and head injury in children (1).
Kinky hair syndrome: serial study of radiologic findings with emphasis on the similarity to the battered child syndrome. Radiology 1974;112:401-407.
Battered child syndrome (BCS), which was originally intended to be a helpful tool for physicians, has evolved into a cunning instrument for prosecutors and a clever trump card for parricide defendants.
Patterns of injury and significance of uncommon fractures in the battered child syndrome. Am J Roentgenol Radium Ther Nucl Med.
55 (discussing the diagnostic nature of Battered Child Syndrome).
Nearly twenty volumes of testimony was offered, not to prove that the mother conformed to a stereotypical "profile", but a well recognized medical diagnosis, MSBP, a relative of battered child syndrome.