The panelists wanted to create patient-centric guidelines, so they tackled hip OA and polyarticular
OA as well, despite the paucity of good-quality data.
 This was closely followed by polyarticular
Septic Arthritis: An Atypical Presentation of Meningococcal Infection.
* The differential diagnosis includes tropical infectious diseases (dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and leptospirosis) in patients who have recently traveled to the tropics and who complain of subacute polyarticular
arthralgias or arthritis; locally acquired infections associated with arthralgia/arthritis such as Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases and rickettsial infections; parvovirus B19 and other postinfectious arthritides; and rheumatologic conditions such as systemic lupus.
Rheumatoid factor (RF) positivity was observed in 12 (26.67%) out of 45 cases and out of these 12 cases, 8 (34.78%) patients were of polyarticular
JIA, 1 (5.88%) was of oligoarticular JIA and 3 (60%) cases were of systemic onset types of JIA.
BetinaRogalski from Germany made a presentation on Polyarticular
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
The early clinical presentation is joint pain, which can mimic polyarticular
juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
A subsequent MRI with gadolinium of the hands was of poor quality due to motion artifact, but was reported as showing possible synovitis, resulting in a preliminary diagnosis of polyarticular
Depending on the treatment and the compliance of the patient, gout may become oligo- or polyarticular
and lead to joint damage and erosive arthropathy [1,2].
A 14-year-old girl presented with 5-day history of continuous high-grade pyrexia on a background of a year's history of mild intermittent polyarticular
[25, 26] (patients with enthesitis-related arthritis were assessed with criteria for oligo- and polyarticular
JIAs, depending on the active joint count); current therapy, including disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, intraarticular and systemic GCS, and biological agents.
A biologic drug, Enbrel is indicated for the treatment of several chronic conditions, including moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis, moderate-to-severe polyarticular
juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.