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An 18 month old boy from Laos with fevers, ear pain, irritability for 6 months

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Case presentation: 

An eighteen month old boy whose parents are from Laos had fevers, ear pain, and irritability for 6 months. His birth and early developmental status had been normal. Several trips to the doctor and antibiotics for what was considered to be chronic otitis media had been ineffectual.

Radiological findings:: 
The child lost weight and failed to thrive. Finally he refused to walk and complained of the right hip.
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