The Hip: Preservation, Replacement and Revision

Polyarthralgia in the Child


- See: synovial fluid exam:

- Def: child w/ 2 to 4 swollen, warm, & moderately painful or tender joints;
    - Symmetric Involvement
         - Polyarticular JRA.
    - Asymmetry suggests:
         - JRA: Polyarticular/Pauciarticular
         - Trauma
         - Leukemia
         - Tuberculosis
         - Fungal infections
         - Hemophilia
         - Lyme Disease
         - Acute Rheumatic Fever
         - Septic Arthritis
         - Child Abuse



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 6:46 pm