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Perthes' disease in the very young child

Gent, Edward, Antapur, Prasad, Fairhurst, Joanne, Taylor, Graeme R. and Clarke, Nicholas M.P. (2006) Perthes' disease in the very young child Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B, 15, (1), pp. 16-22.

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We report two cases of very young children who presented with irritable hips and in whom magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium-enhancement revealed ischaemic changes affecting the capital ossific nucleus. Radiological changes consistent with Perthes' disease subsequently appeared. In the published literature Perthes' disease has been reported in children as young as 24 months. Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging has revealed Perthes' disease in younger children which can predate the appearance of radiographic changes by up to 3 months.

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Published date: January 2006


Local EPrints ID: 61134
ISSN: 1060-152X
PURE UUID: 39ba497f-5472-4368-9057-ab197d2e87ba

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Date deposited: 26 Sep 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:22

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Author: Edward Gent
Author: Prasad Antapur
Author: Joanne Fairhurst
Author: Graeme R. Taylor

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