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Waldenström's disease

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Chronic inflammation of the head of the femur in children.

Description

Chronic inflammation of the head of the femur in children. Results in atrophy and shortening of the neck and femur with a wide flat head.

Osteochondritis deformans juvenilis is also entered as Scheuermann's disease, but it is uncertain whether this is the same condition.

Bibliography

  • H. Waldenström:
    Die Tuberkulose des Collum femoris im Kindesalter und ihre Beziehungen zur Hüftgelenkentzündung. Stockholm, 1910.

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