Sexual maturation in Moroccan patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

  title={Sexual maturation in Moroccan patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis},
  author={Dalal El Badri and Samira Rostom and Ilham Bouaddi and Asmae Hassani and Bouchra Chkirate and Bouchra Amine and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
Abnormal puberty is often reported in children suffering from many chronic diseases. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common joint disorder in developing children. The aim of this study was to assess sexual maturation of Moroccan children with JIA and to compare the development of secondary sexual characteristics in children with JIA to children in the general population. Forty children with JIA and 74 healthy controls were included in a cross-sectional study. The diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING