[Diagnosis of coxitis fugax, the most frequent hip disease in childhood]

Klin Padiatr. Nov-Dec 1991;203(6):448-51. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-1025471.
[Article in German]


After a review of the history, clinical features, laboratory findings, imaging techniques and the treatment of coxitis fugax, the authors inform about 131 own cases. In this disease of the hip joint, which is most commonly encountered in childhood, differential diagnosis is of the utmost importance. In the present study, the initial diagnosis had to be changed in eleven cases affected with this condition, which is also referred to as "observation hip". The patients ultimately contracted severe diseases such as leukaemia, juvenile polyarthritis or Perthes' disease.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Blood Chemical Analysis
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medical History Taking
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / diagnosis*
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / drug therapy
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / etiology


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents