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2022 Jun

Paediatr Neonatal Pain



Improved definition of growing pains: A common familial primary pain disorder of early childhood.


Champion DG, Bui M, Sarraf S, Donnelly TJ, Bott AN, Goh S, Jaaniste T, Hopper J
Paediatr Neonatal Pain. 2022 Jun; 4(2):78-86.
PMID: 35719219.


Commonly applied diagnostic criteria for growing pains (GP) have evolved without determination by an authoritative representative body. GP and restless legs syndrome (RLS) share anatomical, distributional, temporal, and other clinical features and are associated in individuals over time, in families, and in population samples. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that GP, diagnosed by widely used criteria, is confounded by cases of painful restless legs syndrome (RLS-Painful).