Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Scheuermann disease (juvenile kyphosis)?

Updated: Sep 08, 2020
  • Author: Jozef E Nowak, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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  • Most patients with Scheuermann's disease present with a history of deformity. The parent brings the child to the physician because of poor posture or referral from a school screening program.

  • The incidence of pain is low, although 20% of patients may complain of discomfort in the region of the kyphosis. In patients with lumbar localization of kyphosis, the pain appears more pronounced—as many as 80% may report lower back pain. The pain is usually intermittent and is characterized as dull and aching; it is related generally to activity and is relieved by rest. [19]

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