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n South African Journal of Child Health - An unusual cause of humeral fracture : case report

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
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Abstract

Humeral fractures in children are relatively common. A history of trauma or suspicion of non-accidental injury will often lead the clinician to a cause. However, a number of other pathologies that can result in fractures should also be considered, particularly when there are additional associated symptoms. A case is presented of a 1-month-old child who was found to be irritable, constantly crying and barely using his upper limbs. Radiographs demonstrated a fracture of the right humerus along with a number of characteristic bone lesions that suggested a diagnosis of congenital syphilis.

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2008-03-01
2016-12-11

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