Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma, Volume 2: Medical Mimicsprovides in-depth guidelines for the diagnosis of childhood head injuries resembling abusive trauma. This concise pocket guide covers differential diagnoses that may be confused with abusive head trauma, including birth trauma, metabolic disorders, autoimmune conditions, oncologic mimics, and infectious diseases. The guide serves as a crucial reference for medical and legal investigations of possible cases of abusive head trauma to ensure that no possibility is ignored and that children receive appropriate care for their specific circumstance. In cases of abuse, this volume will serve as a guideline for ruling out alternative possibilities and commencing the trial and treatment of child abuse cases. This guide is supplemented by full-color, high-quality radiologic images and photos taken in physical examinations. These photos serve as an illustrative point of reference for investigators.
About the Authors:
Lori Frasier is the medical director of Medical Assessment at the Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children's Medical Center and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tanya Hinds, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and a Board Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician. She is also an Attending in Child Abuse Pediatrics at the Child and Adolescent Protection Center at Children's National Medical Center.
Francois Maurice Luyet, a board certified Pediatrician. After graduating from University of Geneva Medical School, he completed his residency at Montreal Children's Hospital in 1975.