Arthritis as a manifestation of self-mutilation in childhood.

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Traumatic arthritis resulting from self-aggression is rarely encountered in children. Differentiation from child abuse and common causes of childhood arthritis is difficult and rests upon a high level of suspicion. We describe a 10-year-old girl with hand deformities associated with joint pain and swelling managed as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for 3… (More)

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