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At first, her doctor diagnosed irritable hip
, a condition her dad David, 33, had suffered as a child.
More important is the distinction between the irritable hip
and a septic joint since the latter requires emergent treatment.
and his associates did a retrospective study of children with acutely irritable hip
and concluded that four predictors--the white blood cell count and sedimentation rate cited by Dr.
A total of 154 consecutive children with intact immune systems and no recent surgery presenting to a tertiary care center with an acutely irritable hip
were evaluated in a systematic manner: history, physical, laboratory assessment, x-rays, joint fluid analysis, and so forth.
He thought it was a legacy of the virus and later said it was irritable hip