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Physical and sexual abuse

Summary of Physical and sexual abuse
Physical abuse can be defined as any intentional act causing injury or trauma to another person by way of bodily contact. In most cases, children are the victims of physical abuse, but adults can also be victims, as in cases of domestic violence.



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Physical and sexual abuse

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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A 27-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department by the police. The police officers mention that they found the patient sitting naked near the beach. When asking the patient about her personal information, she has no recollection of who she is, where she is from, or what happened prior to being found on the beach. Upon further interrogation, the patient seems confused, disoriented and has to be reminded several times that she is in the hospital. Exhaustive physical examination shows extragenital injury, vaginal bleeding, and minimal signs of dehydration. Her temperature is 36.6°C (97.8°F), pulse is 102/min, respirations are 20/min, blood pressure is 110/80 mmHg. Laboratory studies are normal and the toxicology screen is negative. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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