An important topic in medical education: Multidisciplinary approach to a sexual assault case in the emergency clinic
guidelines. The victim was 17 years old female adolescent diagnosed and treated in the emergency service. The patient was hospitalized in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Service after emergency treatment in the Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Unit. A review and discussion of alcohol related sexual assault case is presented, and also multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment approach is offered for this entity. The blood alcohol level of the patient was 410 mg/dL, Glasgow coma scale (GCS) was seven
and body temperature was 35°C in the emergency service. Whole body examination findings revealed physical assault and also genital examination findings confirmed sexual assault. It should be remembered that delay in diagnosis and treatment of cases may lead to significant health problems in the victims of sexual assault. Also assessing sexual
assault cases, especially in emergency services needs to integrate assessments of different social and medical disciplines. Thus, latest guidelines for the evaluation of sexual abuse of children in emergency services must be learned by medical students and physicians.
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