The Limping Child

We’ve all seen limping children. Maybe some of us have even had limping children. Some departments have excellent management strategies and pathways. Some don’t. Here’s some of our t…

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Mini Mono

A 3-year-old girl presents to ED with a swollen left knee, limping. The swelling had started 9 days previously but had not initially caused any distress…

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Lemons and Lymes

In late June, whilst on a school trip visiting a local nature reserve centre, a group of children were having a picnic and drinking lemonade after their play time.…

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An Erythematous Eruption

A 4-year-old boy presented to ED due to a 5 day history of general malaise, pyrexia, coughing and a rash. He also developed pains in his legs over the last 24 hours, causing him difficulty in standing…

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Not So Hip

A 6 year old boy with a background of sickle cell disease presents to the emergency department with two days of worsening right hip pain and unable to weight bear…

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Transient Synovitis

Commonly, not much is known about transient synovitis (TS), and for many ED clinicians, it is a diagnosis of exclusion, as when a patient presenting with hip pain…

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Wobbly Knees!

This toddler has no medical history of note. He is the 3rd of 4 children under 6 years. His mum cannot attend as she has a 1-week old and is breastfeeding…

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