1984 年 30 巻 2 号 p. 192-198
In 1962, Kempe first described a clinical picture of children who have received physical abuse from their parents or foster parents as a battered child syndrome.
We recently experienced a case of the battered child syndrome with oral candidiasis and mandibular fracture. A female infant of 1 year and 1 month post partum was referred to our hospital because of malnutrition and multiple unexplained trauma. Radiological studies revealed subdural hematoma and mandibular fracture, while the intraoral examination revealed extensive pseudomembrane and severe stomatitis.
The patient was suspected of battered child syndrome and hospitalized so as to isolate from her mother. General management subsequently performed including chemotherapy, fluid therapy, blood transfusion and supply of nutrients saved the patient from death.