oa Modern Medicine - Arthritis in children
|Article Title||Arthritis in children|
|© Publisher:||Infixion Media (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 Paediatric Rheumatology Clinic, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia|
|Publication Date||Mar 1990|
|Pages||95 - 111|
|Keyword(s)||Arthritis, Children, Clinical features, Paediatrics, Presentation and Rheumatology|
A detailed history and thorough clinical examination are still the mainstay of assessment and diagnosis in children who present with musculoskeletal pain. It is tempting to find a disease label at the time of initial consultation but in most children careful clinical observation is a more valuable tool than radiology, pathology and nuclear scanning.
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