Dr Alia Khanum, Dr Bismillah Noor, Dr Sania Nasrullah
Aim: The aim of the study is to determine the various causes of chest pain in children. Study Design: A prospective study. Place and Duration: In the Pediatric Medicine Unit II of Jinnah Hospital Lahore for one-year duration from March 2019 to March 2020. Methods: Thirty-five children with a primary complaint of chest pain were prospectively studied. The average age was 9.7 years for boys and 8.9 years for girls; 60% were male. Results: The most frequently diagnosed cause was psychogenic (54.2%). Forty percent of the patients were classified as having idiopathic chest pain. Precordial pain was encountered in 2. 9%), along with costochondritis and mitral valve prolapse. Conclusion: It is concluded that chest pain in children is a relatively benign symptom which is infrequently associated with a serious underlying organic condition; extensive laboratory investigations are not required. Psychogenic chest pain is a prevalent problem that commonly causes considerable anxiety in children and their families.