Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2010 Dec;8(2):76-8.

Growing pains: myth or reality.

Author information

1
Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petach-Tikva Israel. liorahar@clalit.org.il

Abstract

Growing pains are common among children aged 2-12 years and are characterized by recurrent, self-limited, bilateral lower extremity pain, mostly in the afternoon and evening, and even at night, in an otherwise healthy child. The etiology is unknown and prognosis is excellent. It is important to distinguish between this benign condition and other serious rheumatic or malignant diseases.

PMID:
21150836
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center