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Growth disorders in the course of chronic juvenile arthritis --- Zaburzenia wzrastania w przebiegu młodzieńczego idiopatycznego zapalenia stawów

Author(s): Stanisław Górski | Mirosława Urban | Anna Górska | Marta Bartnicka

Journal: Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
ISSN 1234-625X

Volume: 13;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 116;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Introduction: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic arthropathy, in witch an inflammatory process may lead not only to fixed deformities but also to developmental disturbances, including growth inhibition.The study objective of the current study was to assess the relationship of the degree of physical development disturbances in children with JIA with disease duration, clinical type, the Steinbrocker class of the disease and the therapy applied.Material and methods: Anthropometric parameters were analysed in 97 children aged 2-18 years (45 girls and 52 boys) with JIA. Bone densitometry (DXA) was performed in 51 children to assess the mineral mass of the whole skeleton (Total BMD) and L2-L4 vertebrae. Results Growth deficiency below -2,0 SDHS - Standard Deviation Height Score (group I) was found in 25 children (25,8%), with the predominance of older children (p

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