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Rheumatoid arthritis during the first year of life. A case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  499259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 20-week-old female, first examined at 14 weeks of age for daily "spiking" fever and skin rash, subsequently developed signs of rheumatoid arthritis. The onset of rheumatoid arthritis during the first weeks of life is rare and its diagnosis may be difficult. It seems that onset during the later months of the first year is more frequently encountered. A review of the relevant publications in English disclosed that onset during first year was noticed in 1.02 percent of the patients, while in a study from Germany 6 to 9.9 percent of cases started during their first year.
N Gadoth; Y Hershkovitch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  132     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1979 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-01-24     Completed Date:  1980-01-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid / complications,  diagnosis*
Fever of Unknown Origin / etiology

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