Pediatr Dermatol 2021 Jun 1. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
Background: Recognizable skin findings of child physical abuse include bruises, abrasions, lacerations, bite marks, burns, and oral injuries. Self-induced skin picking, or neurotic excoriation, can correspond to emotional stress, underlying psychiatric illness, or substance abuse. Parental neurotic excoriation injury of children has not been reported previously as a form of physical abuse. Read More