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Descriptor English: Genu Varum
Descriptor Spanish: Genu Varum
Descriptor Portuguese: Genu Varum
Descriptor French: Genu Varum
Entry term(s): Bow Leg
Bow Legs
Genu Varus
Leg, Bow
Legs, Bow
Tree number(s): C05.116.511
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D056305
Scope note: An outward slant of the thigh in which the knees are wide apart and the ankles close together. Genu varum can develop due to skeletal and joint dysplasia (e.g., OSTEOARTHRITIS; Blount's disease); and malnutrition (e.g., RICKETS; FLUORIDE POISONING).
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Joint Deformities, Acquired (1992-2009)
Joint Diseases (1966-2004)
Knee (1958-1998)
Knee Joint (1966-2009)
Public MeSH Note: 2010
History Note: 2010
Related: Rickets MeSH
DeCS ID: 53492
Unique ID: D056305
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Genu Varum - Preferred
Concept UI M0526926
Scope note An outward slant of the thigh in which the knees are wide apart and the ankles close together. Genu varum can develop due to skeletal and joint dysplasia (e.g., OSTEOARTHRITIS; Blount's disease); and malnutrition (e.g., RICKETS; FLUORIDE POISONING).
Preferred term Genu Varum
Entry term(s) Bow Leg
Bow Legs
Genu Varus
Leg, Bow
Legs, Bow



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