This article demonstrates the love affair with laboratory testing that doctors have developed. An analysis of the developmental and nutritional history should have triggered at least the thought of a nutritional deficiency, specifically scurvy. Pediatricians are uniquely qualified to use history from parents and the patient herself to make accurate diagnoses without drawing blood, taking pictures or scraping throats.
The New York Times:
Why Did Every Touch Cause This 2-Year-Old Pain?
The child stopped walking. Bones in his scans appeared to be mottled and irregular. Could there be a nutritional cure?