RxPG - the perfect Rx for medical Post Graduate entrance blues!
Mobile Edition | Help/Newbie? | 24/7 Support
HOT | PrePG | MCQ | DNB | Careers | Books | Colleges | Dental | DocIndia | PLAB |  USMLE  | Australia | Canada | GLOBAL | OffBeat!
Articles | Forums | MCQ Crammer | Downloads | Mnemonics | Revision Tools | Recent Shouts | All Features

Swelling of one knee

Author: RxPG, Posted on Wednesday, October 06 @ 18:24:21 IST by RxPG  

 FRIEND Add to My Pages   PRINTER Printer Friendly   FRIEND Email Story  FRIEND Download Story  Paediatrics alerts 


A ten-year old girl presents with swelling of one knee joint. All of the following conditions can be considered in the differential diagnosis, except:

1. Tuberculosis.
2. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
3. Haemophilia.
4. Villonodular synovitis.


3. Haemophilia.


All texts that deal with X Linked Recessive inheritance






Common Sense


Read the question carefully and see that the question does not ask “ What cannot occur in a girl”. The question is very clinical. In usual practise, All can be diagnosed as Differential Diagnosis in a Girl except  a X linked Recessive Disease. If you are given a case of knee joint swelling in a girl in your Final MBBS, will you write Hemophilia as one of your DD !!!


1. Tuberculosis can occur in both boys and girls.

2. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can occur in both boys and girls.

3. Haemophilia is not a DD when you are examining a girl. (Eventhough hemop[hilia CAN occur in girls)

4. Villonodular synovitis can occur in both boys and girls.


Could it be Hemophilia !!!! Remote possibility !!!!!

But be very careful if you get a question like this

swelling of one joint is seen in or .........

swelling of one joint is not seen in……..


Prepare the conditions causing

·         Swelling of one joint,

·         swelling of more than one joint at different times and

·         swelling of many joints simultaneously

Source of this Question:
RxPG AIPG 2003 Book
Author : Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, India
Price: 125 Rupees; Availability: All Medical Bookshops, India
Non availability phone helplines:
011-23272143, 011-23272703; Bangalore 080-22285971; Chennai 044-28262331; Hyderabad 040-55590020, 040-24758498; Kolkata 033-02451926; Mumbai 022-24124863, 022-24104532
Non availability email helpline:
books at rxpg dot com
VPP Ordering Helpline:

Interested in becoming a RxPG Author?

4 (Excellent) 3(Good) 2(Good) 1(Bad)   

Recommended Books for Paediatrics
• Books to read for Paediatrics by RxPG

Related Paediatrics articles
• Group practice in pediatrics
• Pediatrics Free Online Daily Mock Test 227 - PGI Exam Pattern
• Paediatrics PGIMER PG Entrance Pattern Free Online Mock Test 226
• Paediatrics Free Online PG Entrance Daily Mock Test 225
• Pediatrics textbook at eMedicine
• Pediatric Imaging Teaching Files
• Swelling of one knee
• Dehydration
• Food Poisoning
• Fragile X Syndrome
• Contraindications and Precautions to Basic Childhood Immunizations
• Developmental Milestones
• neonatal skin rashes
• Paediatrics; Free Online Mock test 76
• Paediatrics; Free Online Mock test 71
• Paediatrics; Free Online Mock Test 67
• Paediatrics; Free Online Mock Test 64
• Paediatrics; Free Online Mock Test 59
• Paediatrics; Free Online Mock Test 55

Related Paediatrics Discussions

Other articles by RxPG
• RxPG Interview With Dr Sumit Seth - Civil Services 2005 Top Ranker
• Stroke - Neurology Online Mock Test 235
• Stroke - Neurology Online Mock Test 234
• Stroke - Neurology Online Mock Test 233
• List of Some Bioinformatics Courses in India
• Microbiology and Parasitology Online Mock Test 232
• DNB Online Mock Test 231
• Neurology Online Mock Test 230
• Anatomy Mock MCQ Test 229
• Anatomy Mock MCQ Test 228
• Revisable Quick List of New Drugs for PG Entrance Exams
• Radiology Daily Online Mock Test 228
• Pediatrics Free Online Daily Mock Test 227 - PGI Exam Pattern
• Paediatrics PGIMER PG Entrance Pattern Free Online Mock Test 226
• Paediatrics Free Online PG Entrance Daily Mock Test 225
• Preservatives used while packing catgut suture
• Neurology Free Online Mock Test 223
• Biostatistics Online Mock Test 222
• Neurology Free Online Medical Mock Test 221
• Neurology Free Online Medical Mock Test 220

 Paediatrics FAQ
  Browse all FAQs

Write an Article on Paediatrics
You can share your exam experiences, preparation strategies, books you have read or just any information about Paediatrics on RxPG website and we will publish it under your name.

Article Rating
Average Score: 4.08
Votes: 89

Most Read Article
Pediatrics Free Online Daily Mock Test 227 - PGI Exam Pattern

Related Links
· Pediatrics Books at Amazon.com


· Paediatrics section
· Articles by RxPG
· Add to my pages
· Printer friendly version
· PDF version
· Email article
· Feedback on this article
· Medical tutorials
· Related forum posts
· Related articles
· Related downloads
· Submit article
· Paediatrics alerts
· Paediatrics books
· Paediatrics past papers

Most read story about Paediatrics:
Pediatrics Free Online Daily Mock Test 227 - PGI Exam Pattern

Server Status: 180 pages served in last minute. Page generation time: 0.036 seconds

Site Maps: [Books] [News] [Forums] [Reviews] [Mnemonics]

sitemap - top30 - centuries - testimonials

About Us :: Disclaimer :: Contact Us :: Reporting abuse :: Terms of Services :: Privacy Policy

Advertise with RxPG!
Made in India by RxPG Medical Solutions Private Limited

"RxPG" is a Registered Trademark

Chrome Web Store YouTube Twitter LinkedIn Wikipedia Facebook