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An unusual cause of non-weight bearing
  1. Rinku Agarwal1,
  2. Omar Yousif2,
  3. Helen Basu3
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, UK
  3. 3Department of Paediatric Neurology, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rinku Agarwal, Department of Paediatrics, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn BB2 3HH, UK; drragarwal{at}

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A 13-month-old girl presented with refusal to weight bear and walk for 2 weeks. She was refusing to sit or lie on her back. She was sleeping prone. She was able to crawl. There was no history of trauma. She was opening her bowels normally. Two weeks before admission, she had upper respiratory tract infection treated with antibiotics. Her birth and neonatal period …

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  • Contributors RA was involved in writing of the article; OY was involved in conception and writing of the article and HB is the consultant-in-charge of the case.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.