Avascular necrosis of the femoral head following heart transplant in a child

Pediatr Transplant. 2002 Oct;6(5):423-6. doi: 10.1034/j.1399-3046.2002.02024.x.


A case of avascular necrosis of the femoral head following heart transplantation in a 2-year-old child has been followed to skeletal maturity. Avascular necrosis is a well-known complication following steroid use in childhood. There are no reported cases of avascular necrosis following heart transplant in childhood. Similar cases should be reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / adverse effects*
  • Heart Transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease / chemically induced*
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications / chemically induced*
  • Prednisone / adverse effects
  • Radiography


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Prednisone