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Coxitis Fugax

Last updated July 12, 2017

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP

Toxic Synovitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the hip joint of young children. It causes swelling of the hip joint and makes walking very difficult.


The topic Coxitis Fugax you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Toxic Synovitis.

Quick Summary:

  • Toxic Synovitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the hip joint of young children. It causes swelling of the hip joint and makes walking very difficult
  • It can be described as a type of hip arthritis that causes hip pain and limping in children
  • The cause of Toxic Synovitis is unknown, but factors, such as trauma, post-vaccination and allergic reactions, and certain medications are thought to be risk factors of the condition
  • Toxic Synovitis is a self-limiting and transient disorder that can be managed through steroidal medications and by limiting the physical activities of the child, for a period of time. The prognosis is generally excellent

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First uploaded: July 12, 2017
Last updated: July 12, 2017