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Chest pain is a common pain syndrome in childhood. It is less common than abdominal pain and headache. Cardiac disease is an uncommon etiology. Musculoskeletal cause is most common. Boys and girls are equally affected. Etiology is often unclear (idiopathic).
Commonly Associated Conditions
- Cystic fibrosis
- Diabetes mellitus (long-standing)
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Kawasaki disease
- Marfan syndrome
- Sickle cell disease
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
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Cabana, Michael D., editor. "Chest Pain." 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617627/all/Chest_Pain.
Chest Pain. In: Cabana MD, ed. 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 8th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617627/all/Chest_Pain. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Chest Pain. (2019). In Cabana, M. D. (Ed.), 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617627/all/Chest_Pain
Chest Pain [Internet]. In: Cabana MD, editors. 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617627/all/Chest_Pain.
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