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Slovenska pediatrija 2019; 26: 220-223


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POLYARTICULAR JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS

Tamara Dostanić
Zdravstveni dom Ljubljana Center, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Jera Grabnar
Sprejemno-triažna ambulanta, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Veronika Velenšek
Sprejemno-triažna ambulanta, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Gašper Markelj
Služba za alergologijo, revmatologijo in klinično imunologijo Pediatrična klinika Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana Bohoričeva ulica 20, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common chronic rheumatic disease in childhood. The polyarticular subtype is defined as arthritis involving five or more joints. The diag­nosis is clinical and based on the exclusion of arthritis of known etiology. A case of a 16 year old patient with a pol­yarticular form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (jIA), who was diagnosed rather late in the disease course and developed irreversible joint damage, is presented.

Key words: child, musculoskeletal system, arthritis, juvenile, diagnostic investigations, therapy


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