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Toxic Synovitis

Alternate Names : Synovitis - Toxic, Transient Synovitis of the Hip

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

Toxic synovitis is an inflammation within the hip joint.

What is going on in the body?

Toxic synovitis is a non-traumatic hip pain, which means that it is not caused by an injury. Instead, pain is caused by swelling and inflammation in the hip. Toxic synovitis often follows an upper respiratory infection such as a cold or flu.

The person with the illness often refuses to walk or walks with a limp. Children 2 years old are most often affected, although it also strikes children between the ages of 3 and 10. It appears to be more common in boys than girls.

What are the causes and risks of the disease?

The cause of toxic synovitis is not known. It often follows an upper respiratory infection.


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Toxic Synovitis: Symptoms & Signs

Author: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Reviewer: Vincent J. Toups, MD
Date Reviewed: 05/18/01

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