Practice Easily Missed?

Joint hypermobility syndrome

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 20 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:c7167

Re: Joint hypermobility syndrome

Through my practice in the area of child and adolescent psychiatry, I have come across a few children and families who have this combination of hypermobility, Allergic Rhinitis and other allergies and Anxiety. I have often wondered if this combination is merely a chance finding or whether there is a logical explanation for this combined occurrence.

To consistently find patients who share these similar characteristic has fascinated me immensely and this review by Ross and Grahame looks to be a great starting point for research in this area.

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 January 2013
Meenakshi S Shanmugam
Child Psychiatrist
Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane
Pine Rivers Child and Youth Mental Health Services