Physical abuse in the newborn with congenital hypothyroidism: A Case report
- Made Mulya Cintyadewi Satriawan ,
- Soetjiningsih ,
- I Gusti Ayu Trisna Windiani ,
- I Gusti Agung Ngurah Sugitha Adnyana ,
- Ni Luh Sukma Pratiwi ,
- Ida Bagus Putu Alit ,
Background: Global estimates of child homicide suggest that infants and young children are at most significant risk, with rates for the 0 - 4-year age group. Physical abuse of a child is defined as the intentional use of physical force against a child that results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in harm to the child's health, survival, and development.
Case presentation: Here presented baby 0 days old with a wide laceration on the neck. The baby was born spontaneously in the bathroom. The baby was brought in with an injury to the neck area with a two-wound size of 4cmx3cm and a scratch mark on the stomach. The mother said that the baby was fallen and hit by ceramic after the baby was delivered. At the hospital, 10 hours after birth, pediatric surgery did the debridement procedure by primary hecting. This case handled by the Integrated Service Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children, the edge of the wound is sharp, flat, with many angles, and the number of wounds is more than one, indicating sharp violence carried out by sliding.
Conclusions: The outcome of child abuse can result from short and long term consequences. At the same time, there are child protection policies that protect the child from any abuse.