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Transient inflammatory process resulting in arthralgia and arthritis (especially affecting the hip), often precipitated by an exposure to an infectious agent


  • Any age at risk
  • Most common in ages 3 to 8 years
  • Males affected ~2 times more frequently

Risk Factors


No specific associations




Usually viral (especially upper respiratory but also enterovirus). Allergic and traumatic causes have been proposed as well.

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