[Juvenile spondarthritis. Retrospective study of 71 patients].

  title={[Juvenile spondarthritis. Retrospective study of 71 patients].},
  author={Renate Haefner},
  journal={Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde : Organ der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Kinderheilkunde},
  volume={135 1},
  • Renate Haefner
  • Published 1987 in
    Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde : Organ der…
71 patients with juvenile spondarthritis were studied retrospectively. Age at onset of disease varied between 4 and 16 years. 94% of patients were HLA-B27 positive. Relatives with symptoms of spondarthritis were found in the families of 23 children. All patients developed radiographic sacroiliitis. Prominent disease symptom was a peripheral arthritis, which was mostly pauciarticular and asymmetric, involving big joints of the lower limbs. 41 patients suffered from heel pains, 33 complained of… CONTINUE READING