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Can penicillin challenge test (intradermal - positive) cause transient synovitis of the hip? 4 days after test, 5 yr old has diagnosis of synovitis.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Doubt it: focal synovitis of the hip at that age is usually caused by a kid jumping down heal first on that leg from some height. They are fine for a while But the event causes the fluid accumulation which lasts a day or two before resolving. The kid then resumes normal movement. I cannot see where the test would trigger such a focal process.

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