Hip septic arthritis (pediatric)
Classic history and presentation: Patients can present with a refusal to bear weight on the affected limb and/or may refuse to move the limb at all (pseudoparalysis). There may be a recent history of illness or trauma.
Prevalence: Occurs annually in about 5-12 / 10 000 children. The peak age of incidence, in general, ranges from younger than 2 years to 6 years.
M00.859 – Arthritis due to other bacteria, unspecified hip
431606003 – Bacterial arthritis of hip
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls