To study the incidence of systemic connective tissue diseases (CTD) and of systemic onset juvenile arthritis (S-JA) in children aged 0 to 15 years.
A nationwide, prospective, hospital based series of new patients from Finland collected during a 4-year period and supplemented with data from the National Hospital Discharge Register.
The population at risk was 1.02 million.
Classification criteria developed for adult CTD and the American Rheumatism Association criteria for JA were used.
The annual incidence rates found were as follows : systemic lupus erythematosus 0.37, polymyositis/dermatomyositis (PM/DM) 0.30, mixed connective tissue disease 0.10, scleroderma 0.05, and S-JA 0.47/100,000.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tissu conjonctif pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Polymyosite, Enfant, Homme, Nourrisson, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Echelon national, Finlande, Europe, Peau pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune, Maladie système, Arthrite chronique juvénile
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Connective tissue disease, Inflammatory joint disease, Polymyositis, Child, Human, Infant, Epidemiology, Incidence, National scope, Finland, Europe, Skin disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease, Systemic disease, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0017288
Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 09/06/1995.