Growth velocity and interleukin 6 concentrations in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

  title={Growth velocity and interleukin 6 concentrations in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.},
  author={Let{\'i}cia Soncini Souza and Sandra Helena Machado and Claiton Viegas Brenol and Jo{\~a}o Carlos Tavares Brenol and Ricardo Machado Xavier},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={35 11},
OBJECTIVE .To evaluate associations of growth velocity with inflammatory markers and cumulative dose of glucocorticoid in a cohort of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) followed during 1 year. METHODS Seventy-nine patients were evaluated. Disease activity was evaluated by a pediatric rheumatologist. Anthropometric data were classified according to the World Health Organization standards. Tanner growth velocity curves were used; values below the Z-score < or = -2 were considered… CONTINUE READING

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