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  1. Battered granny or spontaneous fractures ? A legal dilemma.

    Article - En anglais

    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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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0573220

    Code Inist : 002B15A. Création : 01/03/1996.