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When Flexibility is not Necessarily a Virtue: A Review of Hypermobility Syndromes and Chronic or Recurrent Musculoskeletal Pain in Children

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source: Pediatric Rheumatology

year: 2015

authors: Cattalini M, Khubchandani R, Cimaz R


Chronic or recurrent musculoskeletal pain is a common complaint in children. Among the most common causes for this problem are different conditions associated with hypermobility. Pediatricians and allied professionals should be well aware of the characteristics of the different syndromes associated with hypermobility and facilitate early recognition and appropriate management. In this review we provide information on Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Marfan Syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome and Stickler syndrome, and discuss their characteristics and clinical management.

organization: University of Brescia and Spedali Civili di Brescia; Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre; Anna Meyer Children's Hospital and University of Florence

DOI: 10.1186/s12969-015-0039-3

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