Miscellaneous causes of pediatric chest pain

Stephen John Cico, Carolyn A. Paris, George A. Woodward

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This article describes some of the miscellaneous etiologies of pediatric chest pain that are important to recognize early and diagnose. Up to 45% of pediatric chest pain cases may elude definitive diagnosis. Serious morbidity or mortality is infrequent. Accurate diagnosis of more obscure causes may help to avoid unnecessary emergency department evaluation and cardiology referral, while also alleviating the concern and stress families and patients experience when dealing with chest pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1397-1406
Number of pages10
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Chest
  • Cocaine
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Pain
  • Pediatric
  • Precordial catch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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