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Epidemiology of juvenile chronic arthritis in northern Norway: a ten-year retrospective study.
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 1998 Jan-Feb; 16(1):99-101.CE

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To study the incidence and prevalence of juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA) in northern Norway.

METHODS

Cases from the period 1985-1994 were retrospectively identified from the hospital files of the only pediatric department treating JCA in the study area. The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) criteria for JCA were used.

RESULTS

The annual incidence of JCA was 22.6/100,000 children under 16 years of age. The incidence of oligoarticular JCA was 11.8, and the incidence of systemic JCA was 0.8/100,000. In the incidence group 25% were ANA positive, 14% developed uveitis and 42% of the tested patients were HLA-B27 positive. The point prevalence was 148.1/100,000.

CONCLUSION

These incidence and prevalence data are higher than those reported in most other studies. The impact of genetic differences, cyclic variations and other factors in relation to the onset and course of JCA merit further investigation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, University of Tromsø, Norway.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9543575

Citation

Moe, N, and M Rygg. "Epidemiology of Juvenile Chronic Arthritis in Northern Norway: a Ten-year Retrospective Study." Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, vol. 16, no. 1, 1998, pp. 99-101.
Moe N, Rygg M. Epidemiology of juvenile chronic arthritis in northern Norway: a ten-year retrospective study. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 1998;16(1):99-101.
Moe, N., & Rygg, M. (1998). Epidemiology of juvenile chronic arthritis in northern Norway: a ten-year retrospective study. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 16(1), 99-101.
Moe N, Rygg M. Epidemiology of Juvenile Chronic Arthritis in Northern Norway: a Ten-year Retrospective Study. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 1998 Jan-Feb;16(1):99-101. PubMed PMID: 9543575.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Epidemiology of juvenile chronic arthritis in northern Norway: a ten-year retrospective study. AU - Moe,N, AU - Rygg,M, PY - 1998/4/17/pubmed PY - 1998/4/17/medline PY - 1998/4/17/entrez SP - 99 EP - 101 JF - Clinical and experimental rheumatology JO - Clin Exp Rheumatol VL - 16 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence and prevalence of juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA) in northern Norway. METHODS: Cases from the period 1985-1994 were retrospectively identified from the hospital files of the only pediatric department treating JCA in the study area. The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) criteria for JCA were used. RESULTS: The annual incidence of JCA was 22.6/100,000 children under 16 years of age. The incidence of oligoarticular JCA was 11.8, and the incidence of systemic JCA was 0.8/100,000. In the incidence group 25% were ANA positive, 14% developed uveitis and 42% of the tested patients were HLA-B27 positive. The point prevalence was 148.1/100,000. CONCLUSION: These incidence and prevalence data are higher than those reported in most other studies. The impact of genetic differences, cyclic variations and other factors in relation to the onset and course of JCA merit further investigation. SN - 0392-856X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9543575/Epidemiology_of_juvenile_chronic_arthritis_in_northern_Norway:_a_ten_year_retrospective_study_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/592 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -