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A 17-month-old girl presents with intermittent fever, hip pain and irritability for 2 weeks. She walks with a limp. On examination, temperature is 38°C, and her hip is held in flexion. Passive hip extension, internal rotation, and abduction causes severe pain. WBC is 29,300 cells/microliter. ESR is 66 mm/h. Radiograph, bone scan and CT scan are shown in Figures A through C. What is the diagnosis?
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