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Specific signs of neglect include:
Signs of a poor home environment that may indicate neglect
Behavior patterns that may indicate neglect include:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Current as ofJune 11, 2015
Current as of:
June 11, 2015
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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