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Acta Reumatol Port. 2009 Jul-Sep;34(3):541-5.

[Juvenile idiopathic arthritis with dry synovitis: clinical case and review of literature].

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Pediatra da Rede SARAH de Hospitais de ReabilitaĆ§Ć£o, Brasil.


Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a term that encompasses all forms of arthritis that begin before the age of 16 years, persist for more than 6 weeks and are of unknown cause. Dry synovitis is still not completely understood nor commonly described. It is associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and must be considered in patients with minimal swelling but pain and stiffness along with flexion contractures as well as other evidence of an inflammatory process (lab changes and/or other symptoms, such as uveitis or rash), and often follow a destructive course. The authors present a case of a brazilian child with a rheumatoid factor- negative polyarthritis compatible with the subtype dry synovitis, who had great clinical and functional improvement after participation in rehabilitation activities and beginning of pharmacological treatment usually used in Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, including immunossuppressive therapy.

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