Strangulation injury, a fatal form of child abuse

Indian J Pediatr. 2001 Jun;68(6):571-2. doi: 10.1007/BF02723257.


Strangulation is a common method of committing murder, though underreported in Indian literature. We managed a girl child, victim of child abuse who later succumbed to its neurological complications. This case report describes the clinical features associated with such injuries and complications which should be anticipated in such cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Asphyxia / pathology*
  • Brain / pathology
  • Brain Edema / pathology
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / pathology
  • Child Abuse / diagnosis*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Developing Countries*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neck Injuries / pathology*