Transient synovitis of the hip is generally a self-limited, nonspecific, inflammatory disease of transient nature among children. Boys are affected much more often than girls. Other terms for the condition are irritable hip syndrome, observation hip, transitory arthritis, transitory coxitis, and simple serous coxitis. The theories of the virus infection and the hypersensitivity reaction to the infection elsewhere in the body are considered to be the likelier causes, but the definite etiology is yet to be established.


Arthritis Ischemia Osteoporosis Tuberculosis Bacillus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong Whee Bahk
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  1. 1.Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, Kangnam St. Mary’s HospitalCatholic University Medical CollegeSeoul, 137Korea

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