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Serious causes of paediatric acute nontraumatic limp are often missed

Jenny Blair, MD   |   Clinical Summary   |   02 December 2022
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Takeaway

  • In children, acute nontraumatic limp is usually benign, but serious diagnoses can be overlooked.
  • Providers should include neoplasm, infection, fracture, and slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) in the differential diagnosis.
  • Prospective studies of emergency department (ED)-specific diagnostic tools are needed.

Why this matters

  • Acute nontraumatic limp in children usually stems...

          

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