The outcome of children referred to a pediatric rheumatology clinic with a positive antinuclear antibody test but without an autoimmune disease.

@article{Deane1995TheOO,
  title={The outcome of children referred to a pediatric rheumatology clinic with a positive antinuclear antibody test but without an autoimmune disease.},
  author={P M Deane and G Liard and David M. Siegel and John Baum},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1995},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={892-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic value of positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) test results in children with musculoskeletal or dermatologic problems but without autoimmune disease at presentation. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Pediatric rheumatology clinic in a tertiary care center. PATIENTS Five hundred charts reviewed, comprising all new patients seen, 1978 to 1993. RESULTS Of 500 children seen, 113 had positive ANA test results available at referral. Of those 113… CONTINUE READING

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