Dr Kwan Yat-wah leaves the High Court after testifying on Monday. Photo: Jasmine Siu Dr Kwan Yat-wah leaves the High Court after testifying on Monday. Photo: Jasmine Siu
Dr Kwan Yat-wah leaves the High Court after testifying on Monday. Photo: Jasmine Siu

Prolonged abuse sapped Hong Kong girl’s immune system, doctor testifies at parents’ murder trial

  • Dr Kwan Yat-wah testifies the deceased five-year-old’s thymus, a vital organ for staving off infections, had shrunk to between a quarter and an eighth of its normal size
  • Kwan attributed the condition to the girl’s production of cortisol in response to the toxic stress she experienced when she was abused or neglected

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Dr Kwan Yat-wah leaves the High Court after testifying on Monday. Photo: Jasmine Siu Dr Kwan Yat-wah leaves the High Court after testifying on Monday. Photo: Jasmine Siu
Dr Kwan Yat-wah leaves the High Court after testifying on Monday. Photo: Jasmine Siu
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