The spectrum of anogenital diseases in children

E. C. Siegfried, Lori Frasier

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Abstract

The detection of anogenital lesions on a child is often accompanied by an implicit or explicit concern about the possibility of sexual abuse. Dermatologists have limited formal training in this area, and many clinicians have a high level of discomfort when a suspicion of child sexual abuse is raised. This may lead to over-or under-diagnosis, either of which will have a negative impact on the child and family. This monograph provides an overview of anogenital lesions on children with a focus on child sexual abuse and its correlates, including: normal developmental anatomy of the anogenital area; details of the initial evaluation for suspected sexual abuse; and a differential diagnosis of lesions that can mimic sexual trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-80
Number of pages48
JournalCurrent Problems in Dermatology
Volume9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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Sexual Child Abuse
Sex Offenses
Anatomy
Differential Diagnosis
Wounds and Injuries
Dermatologists

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In: Current Problems in Dermatology, Vol. 9, No. 2, 01.01.1997, p. 33-80.

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