Review Article: Hypermobility syndromes and chronic or recurrent MSK pain in children (Oct 2015)

By Marco Cattalini, Raju Khubchandani, and Rolando Cimaz
(Dr. Raju Khubchandani is a Pediatric Rheumatologist at the Department of Paediatrics, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India)

Abstract

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.

Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2015; 13: 40.
Published online 2015 Oct 6. 
PMCID: PMC4596461
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