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Legg Perthes Disease Incidence

Facts about Legg-Perthes disease:

  • About 4 out of 100,000 children in the US develop Legg-Perthes disease each year.
  • The disease is most common in males.
  • The disease is most common between the age of 4 and 10 years.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Legg Perthes Disease References
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