Abuse and Neglect of Healthy Newborn by Parents: A Social Problem with a Long History SD03-SD04
Dr. Majid Sezavar,
Fellowship of Pediatric Intensive Care, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine,
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
E-mail : Sezavar.email@example.com
A Two-day-old girl who was found in garbage by police and transferred to hospital. She was irritable and dehydrated; also there were burn injuries around her knees and right cheek. Her weight was 3100 grams and physical examinations were normal. Opium was found in urine. Phenobarbital (4 mg/kg/day intravenous every 12 hours) was started for her irritability. After 20 days, infant was entrusted to a welfare organization with coordination of social support of hospital. The prevention of child abuse and neglect is an urgent public health concern. Home visit by welfare organization has been proposed as a promising approach to prevent health and developmental problems among children. We report this case of an abused and neglected newborn.