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GHARIB R. CHEST PAIN IN CHILDREN A PROSPECTIVE STUDY . Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1988; 2 (2) :127-129
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1266-en.html

From The Department of Pediatrics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, I.R. Iran
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Thirty five children with a primary complaint of chest pain were prospectively studied. The average age was 9.7 years for boys and 8. 9 years for girls 60% were male. The most frequently diagnosed cause was psychogenic (54.2%). Forty percent of the patients were classified as having idiopathic chest pain. Precordial pain was encountered in 2. 9%), along with costochondritis and mitral valve prolapse. It is concluded that chest pain in children is a relatively benign symptom which is infrequently associated with a serious underlying organic condition extensive laboratory investigations are not required. Psychogenic chest pain is a prevalent problem that commonly causes considerable anxiety in children and their families.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Pediatric