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Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2456-8899, ISSN: 2231-0614 (Past),Vol.: 22, Issue.: 8


The Benign Joint Hypermobile Syndrome among Sudanese's Children in Al-Khartoum State from November 2011-May 2012


Rufida Said Thabet Kamal Eldeen1*, Fath El-Rahman El-Ahmed2 and Mohammad Diab Hussein3

1Department of Physiotherapy, Ahfad University for Women of Health Sciences, Sudan.

2Department of Pediatrics, El-Neelain University, Sudan.

3Department of Pediatrics, Dongola Police Hospital, Sudan.


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(1) Nurhan Cucer, Erciyes University, Medical Biology Department, Turkey.


(1) Terry Ellapen, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

(2) Chia-Li Yu, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan.

(3) Ayhan Goktepe, Selcuk University, Turkey.

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Background: Joint hyper mobility (JH) defines as ligamentous laxity, it is due to a primary genetic disorder of connective tissue matrix proteins, Moreover, it is highly associations with the risk of soft tissue injury, chronic widespread pain, and early degenerative disease.

The aim at the study to assess the frequency of hyper mobility syndromes in Sudanese 'children, and the knowledge of mother toward to the disease, morbidity and importance of treatment else.

Methodology: This is, Hospital- based descriptive cross sectional study conducted at 4 hospital at Khartoum state in Sudan at(November-2011/may-2012), randomly selection 100 children their age between 3-13Y seen in the outpatient clinic or admitted to hospital namely above, receive the questioner about general information about on child and mother's ,also clinical measurement  by Brighton criteria and Beighton score.

Results: Children had benign hyper mobile syndrome (BJHS) according to Beighton score 63%, while 56% of children according to Brighton criteria moreover, 45% of mother notice the BJHS while 9% of mother consider about the symptoms.

Conclusion: Hyper mobility syndromes are common in Sudanese children while the poor knowledge about this condition might lead to delay in diagnosis and application of treatment.


Keywords :

Benign joint hyper mobile syndrome; Beighton score; Brighton criteria.


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DOI : 10.9734/JAMMR/2017/33561

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