A 70-year-old woman was admitted from a local nursing home with extensive bruising and bilateral hip discomfort.
The referring doctor had reported the possibility of elder abuse to the police.
Full examination showed that osteomalacia, precipitated by a poor diet and lack of exposure to sunlight, was sufficient to explain the patient's condition.
Caution is recommended in diagnosing elder abuse until other possibilities have been excluded.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Traumatisme, Membre inférieur, Diagnostic, Diagnostic différentiel, Homme, Vieillard, Etude cas, Ostéomalacie, Fracture, Tibia, Maltraitance
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Trauma, Lower limb, Diagnosis, Differential diagnostic, Human, Elderly, Case study, Osteomalacia, Fracture, Tibia
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Cote : 95-0573220
Code Inist : 002B15A. Création : 01/03/1996.