Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mary | 2009/11/06

Q.

worried about kid

Dear doc

My friends child is just over 2 years,when she was about a year old the doctor told us that her legs are not the same length,one is shorter than the other,as a result she is limping,she is taking longer to develop,even her speach,what could have caused that and what can we do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your friend' daughter must be seen by a paediatrician so that a proper diagnosis can be made of her condition. It is possible that she has rickets or some other disease affecting her bones.At the same time her development can be assessed by the paediatrician. If she cannot afford private care she must take her daughter to the nearest state hospital with a paediatric out patients department.

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