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Case Report - Current Pediatric Research (2021) Volume 25, Issue 2

Bowing of legs is it always rickets? A case report.

Objective: Familial Blount disease is a rare developmental disorder that results in acute varus angulation of the proximal tibia. In this case report, we present a young male child along with his mother and two of his siblings who presented with Blount disease, we reviewed the etiology, risk factors and the most common differentials and the common approach of this rare disease. This presentation of bilateral progressive leg bowing, turned out to be Blount disease after a thorough clinical/radiological workup.

Methods: A single case of reviewed for this case study. The patient an 8 year old male who presented with progressive bilateral leg bowing was examined, investigated and managed accordingly. We also reviewed the etiology, risk factors, differentials and common approach to a patient with Blount disease.

Results: The patient was referred to the orthopedic clinic and was scheduled for bilateral epiphysiodesis.

Conclusion: When evaluating leg bowing in children, many causes should be ruled out before making a diagnosis. This case documents a rare cause behind leg bowing in children that pediatricians/general physicians should always keep in mind.

Author(s): Lama M. Alshehri, Mohamed A. Shazly, Abdulmoein E. Al Agha*

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