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Child or Vulnerable Adult With Symptoms of an STI


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Child or Vulnerable Adult With Symptoms of an STI

Any child or vulnerable adult with STI symptoms needs to be evaluated by a health professional to determine the cause and to assess for possible abuse. STI symptoms are not normal in children and are worrisome in vulnerable adults because they may be caused by sexual injury and abuse if:

You may be able to prevent further abuse by reporting it.

It is important to have symptoms of sexual abuse evaluated by a health professional.


Credits for Child or Vulnerable Adult With Symptoms of an STI

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last Revised November 16, 2012

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