Juvenile chronic arthritis in a Turkish population

Clin Exp Rheumatol. Jul-Aug 1991;9(4):431-5.

Abstract

The clinical characteristics of 147 Turkish patients with juvenile chronic arthritis seen between 1980 and 1988 were analyzed retrospectively. There was a male predominance (1.3:1), and a relatively low occurrence of early onset pauciarticular disease (16%), chronic anterior uveitis (7%) and positive antinuclear antigens (6%), but a high incidence of secondary amyloidosis (10%) was seen.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Amyloidosis / epidemiology
  • Amyloidosis / etiology
  • Antibodies, Antinuclear / immunology
  • Antigens / immunology
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / complications
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / epidemiology*
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / immunology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Turkey / epidemiology
  • Uveitis / epidemiology
  • Uveitis / etiology

Substances

  • Antibodies, Antinuclear
  • Antigens