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Child Arthritis

André Grenho, Joana Arcângelo, Pedro Jordão, Catarina Gouveia
We present a 10-year-old boy with 2-month duration non-traumatic wrist pain and inflammatory signs. Due to elevated inflammatory markers on blood tests, with an increase in radiocarpal and intercarpal joints synovial fluid and no bony lesions, the patient was submitted to wrist arthrocentesis for the suspicion of septic arthritis. The patient did not improve on conventional treatment, however. An MRI showed synovitis around the carpus and a lytic lesion of the capitate bone due to osteomyelitis. A biopsy was able to identify the causative agent as Mycobacterium tuberculosis , and the patient was treated with antibiotics...
March 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Sérgio Alves, Lúcia Rodrigues, Mafalda Santos, Diana Moreira
Sternoclavicular arthritis is an unusual osteoarticular infection and can be associated with severe complications. Cases in a paediatric population are infrequently reported, making this approach challenging. Kingella kingae is an agent of increasing recognition in paediatric invasive infections, principally below 2 years of age. A case of K. kingae osteoarthritis in a 17-month-old child is described with a review of the literature.
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Shelly Heath-Watson, Sangeeta Sule
This article, co-authored by a parent of a child with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and his pediatric rheumatologist, discusses the parent's experience of having a child with JIA from diagnosis through living day-to-day with the disease.
February 26, 2018: Rheumatology and Therapy
Keith A Sikora, Joshua R Bennett, Laurens Vyncke, Zuoming Deng, Wanxia Li Tsai, Ewald Pauwels, Gerlinde Layh-Schmitt, April Brundidge, Fatemeh Navid, Kristien J M Zaal, Eric Hanson, Massimo Gadina, Louis M Staudt, Thomas A Griffin, Jan Tavernier, Frank Peelman, Robert A Colbert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Leslie A Favier, Janalee Taylor, Kristin Loiselle Rich, Karla B Jones, Sheetal S Vora, Julia G Harris, Beth S Gottlieb, Lisa Robbins, Jamie T Lai, Tzielan Lee, Melanie Kohlheim, Jennifer Gill, Laura Bouslaugh, Angela Young, Nancy Griffin, Esi M Morgan, Avani C Modi
OBJECTIVE: Nonadherence is currently an underrecognized and potentially modifiable obstacle to care in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The purpose of our study was to design and implement a standardized approach to identifying adherence barriers for youth with JIA across 7 pediatric rheumatology clinics through the Pediatric Rheumatology Care and Outcomes Improvement Network (PR-COIN) and to assess the frequency of adherence barriers in patients and their caregivers across treatment modalities...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
Claudia O'Rourke, Mark Garden, Patrick Joyce, Thomas Pagliaro, Hamish Gray, Kathryn Wilks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Alexandra Butler, Ryan J Van Lieshout, Ellen Louise Lipman, Harriet L MacMillan, Andrea Gonzalez, Jan Willem Gorter, Kathy Georgiades, Kathy N Speechley, Michael H Boyle, Mark A Ferro
OBJECTIVES: Methodologically, to assess the feasibility of participant recruitment and retention, as well as missing data in studying mental disorder among children newly diagnosed with chronic physical conditions (ie, multimorbidity). Substantively, to examine the prevalence of multimorbidity, identify sociodemographic correlates and model the influence of multimorbidity on changes in child quality of life and parental psychosocial outcomes over a 6-month follow-up. DESIGN: Prospective pilot study...
January 3, 2018: BMJ Open
Samuel Rosas, Daniel Rosas, Valentina Múnera Orozco, Manuela Parra Cardona, Chukwuweike Gwam, Simon Pedro Aristizabal
Pediatric septic arthritis can be a devastating disease. Often, the diagnosis can be challenging as autoimmune and infectious causes may present in a similar fashion. Thus, we present the case of a five-year-old male patient, from the Pacific coast of Colombia, with chronic morning knee pain and stiffness thought to be caused by an autoimmune disease. He presented with a mild effusion of the left knee, a flexed posture, and limited extension to 25°. Inflammatory markers demonstrated an infectious pattern. Autoimmune markers were negative...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
Austin Nabet, Safi Faruqui, Christopher J Hogan
CASE: We present a case of rice-body formation and partial flexor tendon rupture in a 3-year-old child with seronegative juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), which presented as a painless soft-tissue mass of the volar aspect of the hand. The diagnosis was not confirmed until histologic examination. The patient was managed with a tenosynovectomy and oral medication; he made a full recovery. CONCLUSION: JIA is one of the most common rheumatologic conditions of childhood...
April 2017: JBJS Case Connector
Jan M Hughes-Austin, Ryan W Gan, Kevin D Deane, Michael H Weisman, M Kristen Demoruelle, Jeremy Sokolove, William H Robinson, V Michael Holers, Jill M Norris, Joachim H Ix
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is more common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than in the general population. It is unknown whether hypertension is due to RA-related medications or the disease itself. Therefore, we sought to investigate associations between RA-related autoantibodies, specifically antibodies to citrullinated protein antigens (ACPA) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in first-degree relatives of RA patients, who were free of RA and RA-related medications...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
Line R Jølving, Jan Nielsen, Ulrik S Kesmodel, Rasmus G Nielsen, Signe S Beck-Nielsen, Bente M Nørgård
OBJECTIVE: Fetal exposure to maternal rheumatoid arthritis (RA) might impact the long-term risk of disease in the offspring. We examined a possible association between maternal RA and 15 selected groups of chronic diseases in the offspring. METHODS: This nationwide cohort study was based on the Danish health registries and included data on all children born alive in Denmark from January 1st 1989 to December 31st 2013. The cohort comprised 2106 children born by women with RA (exposed), and 1 378 539 children born by women without RA (unexposed)...
December 11, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
Pooja Prakash Mallya, Anand Prahalad Rao
BACKGROUND: Synovial arteriovenous malformation is rare. CASE CHARACTERISTICS: We present three children with recurrent monoarthritis secondary to synovial arteriovenous malformation. OUTCOME: Two children underwent excision of arteriovenous malformation. Another child had diffuse arteriovenous malformation, which was inoperable. MESSAGE: Synovial arteriovenous malformations should be considered in the differential diagnosis of monoarthritis, especially of the knee...
November 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
Serena Pastore, Samuele Naviglio, Arianna Canuto, Loredana Lepore, Stefano Martelossi, Alessandro Ventura, Andrea Taddio
OBJECTIVES: Anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNF-α) agents are generally well tolerated, yet they can be associated with serious adverse events (SAEs) in a minority of patients. We examined the incidence of SAEs in a pediatric referral center for chronic rheumatologic and gastroenterological inflammatory disorders. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of SAEs occurring during treatment with anti-TNF-α agents in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) (n = 78)  or pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (n = 105) seen at the Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS "Burlo Garofolo" in Trieste, Italy, between June 2001 and February 2016...
December 6, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
Ryan F Coghlan, Jon A Oberdorf, Susan Sienko, Michael D Aiona, Bruce A Boston, Kara J Connelly, Chelsea Bahney, Jeremie LaRouche, Sarah M Almubarak, Daniel T Coleman, Irute Girkontaite, Klaus von der Mark, Gregory P Lunstrum, William A Horton
Despite its importance as a key parameter of child health and development, growth velocity is difficult to determine in real time because skeletal growth is slow and clinical tools to accurately detect very small increments of growth do not exist. We report discovery of a marker for skeletal growth in infants and children. The intact trimeric noncollagenous 1 (NC1) domain of type X collagen, the marker we designated as CXM for Collagen X Marker, is a degradation by-product of endochondral ossification that is released into the circulation in proportion to overall growth plate activity...
December 6, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
Christiane Otto, Dana Barthel, Fionna Klasen, Sandra Nolte, Matthias Rose, Ann-Katrin Meyrose, Marcus Klein, Ute Thyen, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer
PURPOSE: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important patient-reported outcome in clinical and health research. The EQ-5D-Y assesses child and adolescent HRQoL by five items on mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, and anxiety/depression as well as a visual analogue scale (VAS) on the current health state. This study investigates predictors of self-reported HRQoL according to the EQ-5D-Y in chronically ill children and adolescents using longitudinal data. METHODS: Data from the German Kids-CAT study on children and adolescents with asthma, diabetes, and juvenile arthritis gathered over a period of six months were analyzed (n = 310; 7-17 years old; 48% female)...
November 30, 2017: Quality of Life Research
Carmelle Tsai, Jennifer Deramo, Xiaofan Shen, Kathleen Vandiver, Vineeta Mittal
A 5-year-old previously healthy child presented with right-sided otalgia, right facial and temporal swelling, and right jaw pain in the setting of 6 days of low-grade fever. The child had no trauma, vomiting, or prior dental treatments. On physical examination, the patient had facial swelling, erythema, and tenderness over the right temporal region along with trismus, as well as pain on palpation of the right temporomandibular joint (TMJ). A computed tomography scan revealed otitis media, Luc's abscess, and TMJ septic arthritis requiring surgical drainage and intravenous antibiotics...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
Ping-Han Tsai, Kuang-Hui Yu, I-Jun Chou, Shue-Fen Luo, Wen-Yi Tseng, Lu-Hsiang Huang, Chang-Fu Kuo
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether offspring of Taiwanese mothers with systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder. METHODS: Using the National Health Insurance database and National Birth Registry, we identified a cohort of all live births in Taiwan between 2001 and 2012. Children born to mothers with systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis were identified and matched with up to 8 controls by maternal age, 1-minute Apgar score, 5-minute Apgar score, mode of delivery, sex of the child, gestational age, birth weight and place of residence...
November 26, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
Nawal El Houmami, Dimitri Ceroni, Karine Codjo Seignon, Jean-Christophe Pons, Cédric Lambert, Guillaume André Durand, Philippe Minodier, Léopold Lamah, Philippe Bidet, Jacques Schrenzel, Didier Raoult, Pierre-Edouard Fournier
Kingella kingae is an important cause of invasive infections in young children from Western countries. Although increasing reports indicate that this organism is the leading agent of bone and joint infections in early childhood, data on K. kingae infections from resource-limited settings are scarce, and none has yet been reported in Africa. We herein report the diagnostic and epidemiological investigations of the first case of K. kingae arthritis identified in a child from sub-Saharan Africa. A 5-year-old Cameroonian boy presented with a sudden painful limp which appeared in the course of a mild rhinopharyngitis...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Zumrut Sahbudak Bal, Pinar Yazici, Semra Sen, Cenk Eraslan, Cengiz Cavusoglu, Bulent Karapinar, Fadil Vardar
The prognosis of tuberculous meningitis, a rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, depends on the stage of treatment initiation. We report a fatal case of tuberculous meningitis. The patient had received successive tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists and abatacept to treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis, with negative results for polymerase chain reaction and acid-fast bacilli on smear, had normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) adenosine deaminase and glucose levels. Six weeks post-admission, the CSF culture demonstrated Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
September 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Eric J Granquist
The oral and maxillofacial surgeon is instrumental in the management and care of pediatric patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and should include JIA in the differential when evaluating pediatric patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Medical management has largely decreased the need for surgical intervention, but these patients may require intraarticular steroid injections of the TMJ, close follow-up to monitor their facial growth, and management of the subsequent postinflammatory degenerative TMJ changes...
February 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
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