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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038

Abstract

BENITEZ GORT, Nadieska; VELAZQUEZ ARGOTA, Juana  and  CASTRO PERAZA, Marta. Infantile-juvenile ill-treatment in cognitive handicapped. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.2. ISSN 0864-2125.

The infantile ill-treatment is one of the more inhuman subjects in the pediatric medical practice and if to this feature we added the cognitive inability status converting children and adolescents into a more exposed and less able population to identify it and to defend itself, this will becomes in very complex medical problem. It is important the knowledge of this subject by health staff nearest of family, contributing to decrease of ill-treatment frequency and reducing the damage time to child or adolescent. The above mentioned may to avoid that these little children be ill-diagnosed and ill-treated from the point of view of behavioral and emotional disorganization t hat in their case may to appear secondary to ill-treatment, many times inexplicable for parents and physicians. It is important that primary care specialists and community health staff have some notes on distinctive features of infantile ill-treatment in children and adolescents with special cognitive needs, its causes, types and more frequent consequences for its mental hygiene. The infantile-juvenile ill-treatment in cognitive disabled is frequent in communities and maybe not much identified. Ability of health staff to find it always will be appropriate and savior, thus the need of knowledges on this subject.

Keywords : Infantile ill-treatment; cognitive inability; causes; types; consequences.

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