R Hertzberger-ten Cate

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OBJECTIVE It has been suggested that juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA) is associated with coeliac disease in a frequency of 0.4-2%. In order to investigate the frequency of coeliac disease in cases of JCA and the possibility of underdiagnosis in our area, we screened 62 children with JCA (mean age 9.8 +/- 3.5 year) for coeliac disease. METHODS All children(More)
Our objective was to assess the frequency of coeliac disease in children with associated disorders in the province of "Zuid-Holland". The Netherlands. We therefore screened 115 children with Down's syndrome, 62 children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and 46 children with diabetes mellitus for CD using the IgA-class of antigliadin, antiendomysium(More)
On basis of clinical and immunogenetic factors most children with pauciarticular juvenile chronic arthritis can be included in one of the subtypes: type 1 and type 2 pauciarticular JCA. Type 1 occurs in young children, mainly girls, with involvement of knees, ankles or elbows. In the majority of children antinuclear antibodies can be detected. The presence(More)
Medical therapy is an important component of the management of children with juvenile chronic arthritis, which should involve a multidisciplinary approach. NSAID's are the most important drugs in the treatment of JCA. Apart from salicylates a wide variety of NSAID's is now available, which have proven to be safe and effective for children with JCA. Medical(More)
Young girls with a pauciarticular onset of juvenile chronic arthritis and circulating antinuclear antibodies are at risk for chronic uveitis. The actual nuclear antigen for these antinuclear antibodies has not been defined. Conventional laboratory techniques, such as counter immunoelectrophoresis, have shown that antibodies to well defined "extractable(More)