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Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Jun 15;49(3):300-5.

US incidence of juvenile dermatomyositis, 1995-1998: results from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Registry.

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Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To estimate the incidence of juvenile dermatomyositis (juvenile DM) in the United States between 1995 and 1998.

METHODS:

Physician referrals to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Juvenile Dermatomyositis Research Registry and the National Pediatric Rheumatology Disease Registry from Indiana University were utilized for a 2-source capture-recapture estimation of Juvenile DM annual incidence.

RESULTS:

For children 2-17 years of age, the estimated annual incidence rates from 1995 to 1998 in the US ranged from 2.5 to 4.1 juvenile DM cases per million children, and the 4-year average annual rate was 3.2 per million children (95% confidence interval 2.9-3.4). Estimated annual incidence rates by race were 3.4 for white non-Hispanics, 3.3 for African American non-Hispanics, and 2.7 for Hispanics. During the 4-year period of the study, completeness of ascertainment for the combined registries ranged from 56% to 86% and girls were affected more than boys (ratio 2.3:1).

CONCLUSION:

This study provides evidence for sex, and possibly racial differences in the risk of juvenile DM in the US.

PMID:
12794783
DOI:
10.1002/art.11122
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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