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The articular prognosis of pauciarticular onset juvenile arthritis is not influenced by the presence of uveitis.
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PMID:  8882046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our retrospective study was to determine the longterm articular prognosis in patients with pauciarticular onset juvenile arthritis (JA) with and without uveitis. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with pauciarticular onset JA with uveitis were compared to 86 without uveitis, matched for sex, age at disease onset, and duration of followup. All patients had a minimum followup of 6 years from disease onset. The outcome of arthritis was evaluated by: (1) progression to polyarticular disease; (2) hip involvement; (3) radiographic evidence of articular erosions; (4) significant functional disability at the last visit. RESULTS: There was no statistically significant difference between the 2 groups in the severity variables considered, single or combined. CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that the presence of uveitis does not influence the longterm articular prognosis in pauciarticular onset JA.
R G Cimaz; C W Fink
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-17     Completed Date:  1996-12-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  CANADA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group
Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid / complications*,  physiopathology*
Child, Preschool
European Continental Ancestry Group
Joints / physiopathology*
Uveitis / complications*,  ethnology

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