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  • Does low birthweight predispose to Perthes' disease? Perthes' disease in twins

    Published in:

    J Pediatr Orthop B, Vol: 12, Page: 307-10

    Publication Date:

    September 2003

    Aims & Objectives:

    The aim of this study was to examine if low birthweight predispose to Perthes' disease

    Abstract:

    Out of 320 patients on the Northern Ireland Perthes' database, five were known to be twins. We observed that the low birthweight twin in each case was the affected child. It is proposed that environmental factors associated with low birthweight are involved in the aetiology of Perthes' disease.

    Authors:

    K. Lappin; D. Kealey; A. Cosgrove; K. Graham

    Study Type:

    Study Papers » Case Study » Descriptive Studies - Without a comparision

    Categories:

    Perthes' disease

    International Classification:

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue - Osteopathies and chondropathies - Perthes' disease

    Keywords:


    Geography:

    Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland)