Title

Brief resolved unexplained events vs. child maltreatment: a review of clinical overlap and evaluation.

Year of Publication

2021

Number of Pages

866-871

Date Published

2021 May

ISSN Number

1432-1998

Abstract

<p>Within their first year, a number of infants present for medical evaluation because of unexplained changes in color, tone, breathing, or level of responsiveness. This broad collection of symptoms has an accordingly large differential diagnosis that includes both brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE) and child maltreatment. The overlap between clinical presentation for BRUE and maltreatment can present a diagnostic challenge - especially given the significant consequences for infants and families for diagnostic error at that juncture. In this review, we provide overviews of the presenting features and findings in cases of BRUE and child maltreatment with a focus on areas of overlap and differentiation.</p>

DOI

10.1007/s00247-020-04793-z

Alternate Title

Pediatr Radiol

PMID

33999231

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