juvenile chronic arthritis

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ju·ve·nile ar·thri·tis

, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
chronic arthritis beginning in childhood, most cases of which are pauciarticular, that is, affecting few joints. Several patterns of illness have been identified. In one subset, primarily affecting girls, iritis is common and antinuclear antibody is usually present; another subset, primarily affecting boys, frequently includes spinal arthritis resembling ankylosing spondylitis. Some cases are true rheumatoid arthritis beginning in childhood and characterized by the presence of rheumatoid factor and destructive deforming joint changes, often going into remission at puberty.
See also: Still disease.
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Between September 1985 and September 1986, 84 children (0-16 years old) with juvenile chronic arthritis (Wood, 1978) were first admitted to the Center for Rheumatic Diseases at the National Hospital of Norway.
TABLE 1 Demographics, Psychosocial and Disease Characteristics of Children with Juvenile Chronic Arthritis and a Control Group from the Child Population
The term juvenile idiopathic arthritis, like its predecessors, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile chronic arthritis, is a collective term for clinical patterns of arthritis in children.
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