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The limping child 

The limping child
Chapter:
The limping child
Source:
Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology (4 ed.)
Author(s):

Yukiko Kimura

and Taunton R. Southwood

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199642489.003.0013_update_002
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This chapter presents a systematic approach to evaluating the limping child, beginning with a careful history, then the physical examination, and proceeding to the musculoskeletal examination followed by targeted investigations. Tables with useful tips for differential diagnosis based on age and laboratory testing, as well as diagnostic algorithms, are presented.

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