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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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Cabana, Michael D., editor. "Synovitis–Transient." 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617304/all/Synovitis_Transient.
Synovitis–Transient. In: Cabana MD, ed. 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 8th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617304/all/Synovitis_Transient. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Synovitis–Transient. (2019). In Cabana, M. D. (Ed.), 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617304/all/Synovitis_Transient
Synovitis–Transient [Internet]. In: Cabana MD, editors. 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617304/all/Synovitis_Transient.
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