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Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde

, Volume 157, Issue 7, pp 670–674 | Cite as

Wachstumsschmerzen

Häufige Diagnose unklarer Ätiologie
  • D. WindschallEmail author
  • E. Jäger-Roman
  • M. Niewerth
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Zusammenfassung

Unter 80 deutschen Kinderärzten und 28 deutschen kinderrheumatologischen Einrichtungen waren Wachstumsschmerzen eine der häufigsten Diagnosen des kindlichen Bewegungsapparates. Der vorliegende Beitrag erläutert, dass es für diese häufige Diagnose keine einheitliche Definition, keine allgemeingültigen Diagnosekriterien und keine Therapiestandards gibt. Es werden untypische und typische Charakteristika der Wachstumsschmerzen dargestellt, um dem Leser die mögliche Diagnosestellung zu erleichtern. Größere Studien zum besseren Verständnis der Pathogenese und Erarbeitung von Therapiestrategien sind aufgrund der hohen Anzahl von Patienten notwendig.

Schlüsselwörter

Wachstumsschmerzen Fragebogenaktion Diagnosekriterien Therapiestandards Studien 

Growing pains

Frequent diagnosis of unknown etiology

Abstract

Among 80 German pediatricians and 28 German departments of pediatric rheumatology,“growing pains” was one of the most frequent diagnoses of the musculoskeletal system of children. This frequent diagnosis has no common definition, no general criteria for diagnosis, and no standards for therapy. In this article, typical and atypical symptoms of growing pains are discussed to help the reader with this diagnosis. Further studies are required to develop understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment for the great number of affected children.

Keywords

Growing pains Questionnaire Diagnosis Standards for therapy Studies 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Klinik für Kinder- und JugendmedizinAsklepios Klinik WeißenfelsWeißenfelsDeutschland
  2. 2.Kinderrheumatologische Schwerpunktpraxis BerlinBerlinDeutschland
  3. 3.Deutsches Rheumaforschungszentrum BerlinBerlinDeutschland

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