“Growing pains” in children are not associated with changes in vascular perfusion patterns in painful regions

@article{Hashkes2004GrowingPI,
  title={“Growing pains” in children are not associated with changes in vascular perfusion patterns in painful regions},
  author={Philip J. Hashkes and Miguel Gorenberg and Victor Oren and Orit Friedland and Yosef Uziel},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={342-345}
}
The most common cause of recurring childhood musculoskeletal pain is termed “growing pains” (GP). The etiology and pathogenesis are unknown. There is an increased prevalence of migraine headaches in families with children with GP. This fact, and the sudden onset and severity of GP episodes, has led to speculation that GP may have a vascular component. Therefore, we investigated whether GP are associated with vascular perfusion changes, measured by technetium-99 methylene diphosphate (MDP) bone… CONTINUE READING

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