HLA-B27 predicts a more extended disease with increasing age at onset in boys with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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OBJECTIVE Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a heterogeneous condition with very few clinical and laboratory signs that can help predict the course and severity of the disease in the individual patient. The cell-surface antigen HLA-B27 is well known to be associated with spondyloarthropathies, reactive arthritis, and enthesitis. HLA-B27 plays an… (More)

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