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A 45-year-old female asked about a male:

If a baby born w/esophageal artesia with tracheoesophageal fistula), vacteral association w/13 ribs, small kidney, shifted diaphragm left/elevated, gtube feed, 6 surgeries by 6 mths old then multiple fractures discovered. poss. cause other than abuse?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Brittle bone dis: There are forms of a disorder in bone metabolism that emerge at various times that can result in easy bone fractures. Testing is available to verify that. Special needs/kids or those with birth defects are statistically more likely to suffer from non-accidental trauma/injury (child abuse)

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