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Transient synovitis (of the hip)

Transient synovitis of the hip (a.k.a. Toxic synovitis,Transitory coxitis, Coxitis fugax, Acute transient epiphysitis, Coxitis serosa seu simplex, Phantom hip disease, Observation hip and Irritable hip) is a condition which causes hip pain due to inflammation of the inner lining of the hip joint.

It was first described in 1892, and is a benign, self-limiting condition which usually resolves in a week or so, with or without treatment with NSAIDs (e.g. Paracetamolplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigParacetamol

One of the most widely prescribed drugs in history works by mechanisms which have not yet been agreed upon by the medical establishment. It‘s believed that paracetamol acts via more than one neurological pathway, one of which may be by inhibiting the COX-3 …
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It usually affects children between the ages of 3 and 10, (around 2 - 3 % ) leading to hip pain and limping. It has been noted that it sometimes follows upper respiratory tract infections - viral and bacterial.

What leads to the inflammation, and why it appears to be mostly restricted to young children, is unknown.

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