Phytophotodermatitis mimicking child abuse

Barradell, R, Addo, A, McDonagh, Ajg, Cork, MJ and Wales, Jkh (1993) Phytophotodermatitis mimicking child abuse. European Journal of Pediatrics, 152 4: 291-292. doi:10.1007/BF01956735


Author Barradell, R
Addo, A
McDonagh, Ajg
Cork, MJ
Wales, Jkh
Title Phytophotodermatitis mimicking child abuse
Journal name European Journal of Pediatrics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0340-6199
Publication date 1993
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF01956735
Volume 152
Issue 4
Start page 291
End page 292
Total pages 2
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Language eng
Subject 2735 Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
Abstract A 13-month-old girl presented with red finger marks on both shoulders thought initially to be secondary to child abuse. The appearance of the marks was not typical of bruising of the stated age and there were no social concerns or other medical features of child abuse. Direct questioning revealed that the mother had been gardening on a sunny day and had picked the child up prior to the appearance of the marks. The marks are thought to represent a phytophotodermatitis. Many paediatric skin conditions can mimic child abuse. Recognition of this further possibility will prevent avoidable errors of diagnosis.
Keyword Child abuse
Phytophotodermatitis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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