Epidemiology of juvenile chronic arthritis in southwestern Sweden: a 5-year prospective population study.

@article{Gre1992EpidemiologyOJ,
  title={Epidemiology of juvenile chronic arthritis in southwestern Sweden: a 5-year prospective population study.},
  author={B A G{\"a}re and Anders L. Fasth},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1992},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={950-8}
}
Previous epidemiological studies of juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA) report divergent results owing to differences in diagnostic criteria, patient retrieval, and study designs. To investigate incidence and prevalence of JCA in a total population, this prospective survey was performed in southwestern Sweden between 1984 and 1988. Cases were identified using the European League Against Rheumatism criteria for JCA and were reported annually from eight pediatric departments and local pediatricians… CONTINUE READING