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J Rheumatol. 1996 Feb;23(2):357-9.

The articular prognosis of pauciarticular onset juvenile arthritis is not influenced by the presence of uveitis.

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
8882046
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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