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  1. Prevalence of juvenile chronic arthritis and familial mediterranean fever in Turkey : A field study.

    Article - En anglais


    To investigate the prevalence of juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA), familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), and Behçet's disease in Turkish children through a field survey.


    The field survey was based on cluster centering with 2 level strata.

    A total of 46.813 children were screened.

    For the diagnosis of chronic arthritis and Behçet's previously suggested criteria were used.

    We have developed criteria for the diagnosis of probable FMF.

    Children previously diagnosed to have these diseases were also defined and included.


    JCA was found in 6.4/10,000. 2.8/10,000 children were previously diagnosed as FMF (minimum phenotype frequency).

    Together with the probable diagnosis of FMF, the prevalence increased to 9.3/10,000.

    The findings were also compared with those of our center.

    None of the 46,813 children had Behçet's disease.


    The prevalence of chronic arthritis is similar to the other childhood populations reported.

    However, FMF has a very high prevalence.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arthrite chronique juvénile, Enfant, Homme, Turquie, Asie, Polysérite familiale récidivante, Symptomatologie, Oculomucocutané Behçet syndrome, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Chronique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Peau pathologie, Stomatologie, Oeil pathologie, Appareil génital pathologie, Maladie système, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Child, Human, Turkey, Asia, Familial recurrent polyseritis, Symptomatology, Behçet syndrome, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Chronic, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Skin disease, Stomatology, Eye disease, Genital diseases, Systemic disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease

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

    Cote : 99-0057972

    Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 31/05/1999.