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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and septic arthritis in children
  1. Russell Boyd,
  2. Bruce Martin
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M139WL, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Kevin Mackway-Jones, Consultant (kevin.mackway-jones{at}

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Clinical scenario

A 3 year old child presents to the emergency department with a short history of limp, temperature and difficulty in weight bearing on the left leg. The pain is principally located at the hip joint and you fear this …

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