Growing pains: Myth or reality

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Growing pains are common among children aged 2-12 years and are characterized by recurrent, self-limited, bilateral lower extremity pain, mostly in the afternoon and evening, and even at night, in an otherwise healthy child. The etiology is unknown and prognosis is excellent. It is important to distinguish between this benign condition and other serious rheumatic or malignant diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Endocrinology Reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 2010


  • Children
  • Growing pains
  • Nocturnal pains


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