Care of the Child with Musculoskeletal Disorder

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What Will You Learn?

  • Differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain
  • Life‐threatening conditions
  • Malignancy (leukaemia, lymphoma, bone tumour)
  • Sepsis (septic arthritis, osteomyelitis)
  • Non‐accidental injury
  • Joint pain with no swelling
  • Hypermobility syndromes
  • Idiopathic pain syndromes (reflex sympathetic dystrophy, fibromyalgia)
  • Orthopaedic syndromes (e.g. Osgood–Schlatter disease, Perthes’ disease)
  • Metabolic (e.g. hypothyroidism, lysosomal storage diseases)
  • Joint pain with swelling
  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Septic arthritis and osteomyelitis (viral, bacterial, mycobacterial)
  • Reactive arthritis (postenteric, sexually acquired)
  • Infection related (rheumatic fever, postvaccination)
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Arthritis related to inflammatory bowel disease
  • Connective tissue diseases (SLE, scleroderma, dermatomyositis, vasculitis)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Metabolic (e.g. osteomalacia, cystic fibrosis)
  • Haematological (e.g. haemophilia, haemoglobinopathy)
  • Tumour (benign and malignant)
  • Chromosomal (e.g. Down’s‐related arthritis)
  • Autoinflammatory syndromes, e.g. CINCA (Figure 16.1), periodic syndromes, CRMO)
  • Developmental/congenital (e.g. spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia)