Kohler’s disease mimicking osteomyelitis: A case report
Author(s): Dr. Syam Gangadharan Nair, Dr. Akhilesh Arjun and Dr. Sanjeev Bhaskar
Abstract: Kohler’s disease is a rare cause of limping among pediatric population due to impaired blood supply to tarsal navicular bone. It is a condition of unknown etiology affecting children between 3-7 years of age with male preponderance. It is a good mimicker of other common causes of a limping child which is an elusive entity for physicians. Adequate clinical suspicion and knowledge is paramount for proper utilization of advanced diagnostic tools and to prevent a delayed diagnosis.Here we present a case of Kohler’s disease in a 5 years-old boy with clinical features mimicking osteomyelitis.
Dr. Syam Gangadharan Nair, Dr. Akhilesh Arjun, Dr. Sanjeev Bhaskar. Kohler’s disease mimicking osteomyelitis: A case report. Int J Case Rep Orthop 2022;4(1):160-162. DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2022.v4.i1c.111
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