Final diagnosis of children and adolescents with musculoskeletal complaints

Cavkaytar Ö. , DÜZOVA A., TEKŞAM Ö., KARABULUT E., DERMAN O., Kale G., ...More

MINERVA PEDIATRICA, vol.69, no.1, pp.50-58, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s0026-4946.16.04216-x
  • Title of Journal : MINERVA PEDIATRICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-58
  • Keywords: Epidemiology, Communicable diseases, Musculoskeletal diseases, Rheumatology, PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY, GROWING PAINS, LIMB PAIN, CLASSIFICATION, EPIDEMIOLOGY, MANAGEMENT, CRITERIA, CARE


BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal complaints (MSCs) are one of the leading causes of outpatient admissions. However, analytical and epidemiological data are limited. The aim of this study is to identify the etiology of MSCs (excluding acute traumatic conditions) in children and adolescents, and to identify clues for the differential diagnosis.