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  1. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in African Americans.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To examine racial differences in disease expression in African American and Caucasian children with pauciarticular and polyarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

    Methods

    A retrospective chart review was conducted of 35 African American and 137 Caucasian children with pauciarticular and polyarticular JRA.

    Results

    African American children were significantly older than Caucasian children at the time of presentation.

    This was true both for the group as a whole and for each of the disease onset subtypes.

    African American children were less likely to have positive antinuclear antibody tests than Caucasian children.

    This finding paralleled a low incidence of uveitis in African American children.

    African American children were also more likely to have IgM rheumatoid factors (detected by latex agglutination) than Caucasian children.

    This was true even for African American children with pauciarticular JRA.

    Conclusion

    There are significant phenotypic differences between African American and Caucasian children with JRA.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arthrite chronique juvénile, Enfant, Homme, Race, Négroïde, Caucasoïde, Epidémiologie, Age apparition, Symptomatologie, Phénotype, Etude comparative, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Chronique, Noir américain, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Child, Human, Race, Negroid, Caucasoid, Epidemiology, Age of onset, Symptomatology, Phenotype, Comparative study, United States, North America, America, Chronic, Black American, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0481247

    Code Inist : 002B15D. Création : 03/02/1998.