Prevalência da artrite idiopática juvenil em crianças com idades entre 6 e 12 anos na cidade de Embu das Artes, SP

Edson Yamashita, Maria Teresa R.A. Terreri, Maria Odete E. Hilário, Claudio A. Len
2013 Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia  
The aim of the study was to study the prevalence of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in school children in the city of Embu das Artes in São Paulo State. 2880 school children from seven public schools, aged between 6 and 12 years, were evaluated (clinical fi ndings) by a pediatric rheumatologist. A board certifi ed Pediatric Rheumatologist evaluated the subjects with suspected infl ammatory arthropathy. Children with higher suspicion were referred to a specialized service. One hundred and
more » ... ty-one children have presented abnormalities on examination of musculoskeletal system, with isolated pain on palpation the most common fi nding in the fi rst evaluation (60.9%), with improvement in almost all cases in the second examination. Most of the abnormalities were related to recent injuries or congenital malformations. Six children have clinical fi ndings suggestive of chronic arthropathy and were referred to a specialized pediatric rheumatology clinic. Of these, a 12 year-old girl fulfi lled the criteria for JIA. The other diagnoses were aseptic necrosis of the hip (P = 1) of and post-trauma synovitis (P = 4). The prevalence of JIA in children aged between 6 and 12 years was 1/2.880 (or 0.34/1.000).
doi:10.1016/j.rbr.2013.04.005 pmid:24477735 fatcat:zdqfr2dbtzfgjmcbg2np6f5hsu