Assessment of the Benign Joint Hypermobile Syndrome among Sudanese’s Children in Al-Khartoum State from November 2011-May 2012

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 benignhyper 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.

Author (s) Details

Rufida S. T. Kamal Eldeen

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


Fath El-Rahman El-Ahmed

Department of Pediatrics, El-Neelain University, Sudan.

Mohammad Diab Hussein

Department of Pediatrics, Dongola Police Hospital, Sudan.

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