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Slovenska pediatrija 2019; 26: 132-138


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LIMPING IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Urška Simonšek
Zdravstveni dom Sevnica Trg svobode 14, 8290 Sevnica, Slovenija

Katarina Vincek
Klinika za infekcijske bolezni in vročinska stanja, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

Limping is a common reason for a child to visit a paediatri­cian and has a very wide differential diagnosis. Although most cases are benign and clear up on their own, condi­tions that may be life threatening or treatable to prevent or reduce joint damage have to be ruled out. In the following article a systematic approach to diagnosis, the importance of a good patient history and clinical examination, the use­fulness of laboratory and other tests are presented.

Key words: gait, child, diagnosis, differential


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