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Altered Skeletal Growth in Perthes' Disease: An Anthropometric Study of Children from Rural India

Rao, Seetharama B and Joseph, Benjamin and Chacko, Verghese and Hall, Andrew J (1995) Altered Skeletal Growth in Perthes' Disease: An Anthropometric Study of Children from Rural India. Journal of pediatric orthopaedics Part B, 4 (1). pp. 91-94.

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Abstract

In contrast to the features of Perthes' disease (PD) in England, children with PD in South west India are older and from rural areas. To test whether rural Indian children with PD demonstrate abnormalities in skeletal growth similar to those noted in English children, we studied 52 affected children and 100 normal controls. Each child had a detailed anthropometric evaluation; various body segments were measured. The study demonstrated that rural Indian children with PD showed impaired skeletal growth, with the feet most severely affected. The pattern of growth alteration was almost identical to that of English children with PD. The results suggest that despite difference in age of onset and rural-urban differences in Indian and English children with PD, a common etiologic factor responsible for skeletal retardation is active in both groups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Altered skeletal growth _England_Growth retardation _India _Perthes' disease.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2012 04:34
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 04:34
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3269

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