Falcini Fernanda

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Methods Seventy nine patients with juvenile onset SLE (64 females, 15 males, median age 21.0 years, range 14.5 to 39.0 years) treated at the Transition Clinic of Rheumatology Section from January 2008 to December 2010 were evaluated. In all subjects DXA at the lumbar spine, pQCT at radius and phalangeal osteosonography were performed at the same time. The(More)
Background TMJ involvement has been largely reported in all subsets of JIA. At onset, it may be subtle and asymptomatic leading, when unrecognized and untreated, to severe joint alterations in early adulthood. The reported prevalence of detectable radiographic changes of TMJs varies from about 30% to 63% and 50-80% of children with JIA will have evidence of(More)
Methods 36 patients (F26-M10, median age 18,8 yrs) with JIA treated with anti-TNF (17 etanercept, 4 infliximab, 15 adalimumab) followed at Transition Clinic of Florence from January 2008 to December 2010 were enrolled in a observational, singlecentre, retrospective study. 12 pts (4 etanercept, 4 infliximab, 4 adalimumab) failed to respond or did not(More)
Results At the first evaluation, JIA patients showed a reduced spine aBMD SDS value in comparison to controls (p < 0.005). JIA patients showed also significant musculoskeletal deficits, with lower levels of TrabBMD (p < 0.0001), muscle CSA (p < 0.005), SSIp (p < 0.05), and significantly increased levels of fat CSA than controls (p < 0.0001). Finally, JIA(More)
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a necrotizing vasculitis of small- and medium-sized arteries with multiorgan involvement, rarely reported in childhood. Despite aggressive treatment with the combination of corticosteroids and cytotoxic agents, the overall prognosis is poor in most patients. We report on two siblings, now 15- and 14-year-old, affected with(More)
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