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Common and important clinical problems 

Common and important clinical problems
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Common and important clinical problems
Author(s):

Brogan Foster

and Paul A. Brogan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198738756.003.0002
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date: 20 August 2019

This chapter covers the ‘red flag’ conditions including non-accidental injury (NAI), malignancy, and infection in the context of musculoskeletal presentations. There are sections on infection in the immunocompromised (and also in low resource income countries), pain syndromes and pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO), growing pains, limp, and region by region descriptions of common and important musculoskeletal problems (scoliosis, back, hip, knee, foot, and ankle) and hypermobility.

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