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Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

Disease definition

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD) is the term used to describe uni- or bilateral avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head in children.

ORPHA:2380

  • Synonym(s):
    • Aseptic necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis
    • Osteochondritis of the capital femoral epiphysis
    • Osteochondrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis
    • Perthes disease
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Multigenic/multifactorial 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: M91.1
  • OMIM: 150600
  • UMLS: C0023234
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 6874
  • MedDRA: 10034735

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