TABLE 1

Appropriateness and Necessity of SS for Children <24 Months Old Presenting With Bruises: General Scenarios

Clinical Scenario
Witnessed or confessed history of abuse causing bruiseN
History of domestic violence causing bruiseN
History of accidental trauma with additional injuries on examination (eg, whip mark, burn)N
Patterneda bruise and no history of traumaN
Patterned bruise and history of accidental traumaN
  • Summary of panelists’ ratings on broad clinical scenarios related to presentations of bruising in children <24 mo old. N, SS appropriate and necessary.

  • ↵a Patterned bruise defined as a bruise that has the imprint of an object.