Prognosis in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis with systemic onset. A follow-up study.

@article{Svantesson1983PrognosisIJ,
  title={Prognosis in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis with systemic onset. A follow-up study.},
  author={H Svantesson and Anita {\AA}kesson and Kerstin Eberhardt and Renate Elborgh},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  year={1983},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={139-44}
}
Thirty-three patients with systemic onset JRA were followed up for 4 to 24 years (median 10 years). None had positive RF or ANA. Most patients developed polyarthritis. Cardiac involvement occurred in 14 patients (42%). Cardiac prognosis was good for pericarditis but seemed to be worse for myocarditis or perimyocarditis. Three patients contracted renal amyloidosis (9%). Severe growth retardation was observed in 39 per cent. Half of the patients had low activity or were in remission after in… CONTINUE READING