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Clinical Reviews

Sexual abuse case report and herpes simplex virus type 2 infection in Primary Care

Authors:

Acuña Aller MRa, Andújar Parras Ab, Reguera de Castro Dc

aPediatra. Centro de Salud Valdezarza Sur. Madrid. España.
bEnfermera. Centro de Salud Valdezarza Sur. Madrid, España.
cMédico de Familia. Centro de Salud Valdezarza Sur. Madrid, España.

Correspondence: MR Acuña. Email: rosarioacunaaller@gmail.com

Reference of this article.:

Acuña Aller MR, Andújar Parras A, Reguera de Castro D. Caso de abuso sexual e infección por virus herpes tipo 2 en Atención Primaria. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2015;17:e141-e145.

Published in Internet: 15/06/2015

Abstract:

The presence of blisters around the genitals is not a usual reason to medical consultation in primary care Paediatrics. Therefore we must really pay attention to detecting those cases and we must be very careful dealing with the adult or legal tutor who brought the case to have it properly studied, in order to establish whether there has been sexual abuse and give the child the best possible treatment causing the least possible damages.

A case where there was sexual abuse suspicion in primary care is presented; it was referred to hospital for confirmation.

Publications about sexual abuse in children were revised.

Keywords: Child abuse in Primary Health Care. Herpes simplex virus type 2. Sexual abuse.


 


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