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The Mysterious Foot Pain

Author: BuMin Kong, MD; Susie Lee, BA
Peer-Reviewer and Final Editor: Mark Hopkins, MD

A 5 year-old previously healthy male presents to the ED for one week of atraumatic right foot pain and limp. Physical exam shows tenderness over the proximal dorsal aspect but no swelling or erythema.

Image 1. Courtesy of BuMin Kong


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