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Hypothyroidism and hip pain

Santosh Kumar, Jasninder Singh

Abstract


Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disorder affecting adolescents and has multifactorial aetiology. Hypothyroidism may present as SCFE. We introduce a patient with such a presentation to highlight the association.


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Santosh Kumar, Senior resident, Department of Pediatrics, Mata Gujri Memorial Medical College and Lions Seva Kendra Hospital, Kishanganj,Bihar, India

Jasninder Singh, MD student (Pediatrics), Mata Gujri Memorial Medical College and Lions Seva Kendra Hospital, Kishanganj,Bihar, India

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Keywords

hypothyroidism;slipped capital femoral epiphysis

Cite this article

South African Journal of Child Health 2016;10(4):193. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.2016.v10i4.1221

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-07-21
Date published: 2016-12-14

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