Juvenile idiopathic arthritis profile in Turkish children.

  title={Juvenile idiopathic arthritis profile in Turkish children.},
  author={Mustafa Yilmaz and Seval Guneser Kendirli and Derya Ufuk Altintas and Gulbin Bingol Karakoc and Ayfer Inal and Mehmet Yasar Kilic},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  volume={50 2},
BACKGROUND Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a heterogeneous group of disorders. Publications from different countries point to differences in the disease manifestation of JIA among different populations. The aim of the present paper was to evaluate the clinical and laboratory features of JIA in Turkish children. METHODS A total of 196 JIA patients who fulfilled International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) diagnostic criteria were included in this retrospective study. The… CONTINUE READING