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  1. Content type: Research article

    Young people (YP; 12–24 years old) with rheumatic diseases face many challenges associated with chronic illness in addition to the physiological and psychosocial changes of adolescence. Timely access to develo...

    Authors: Ran A. Cai, Hema Chaplin, Polly Livermore, Martin Lee, Debajit Sen, Lucy R. Wedderburn, Nick Wilkinson, Rachel Jeffery, Andrea Kempa, Imogen Norton, Rachel Tattersall, Yiannis Ioannou and Despina Eleftheriou

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:23

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  2. Content type: Review

    Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common monogenic autoinflammatory disease in Canada and is characterized by a clinical syndrome of episodic inflammatory symptoms. Traditionally, the disease is d...

    Authors: Clara Westwell-Roper, Iwona Niemietz, Lori B. Tucker and Kelly L. Brown

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:22

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  3. Content type: Review

    This study aims to describe current practice in identifying and measuring health care resource use and unit costs in economic evaluations or costing studies of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

    Authors: Michelle M. A. Kip, Gillian Currie, Deborah A. Marshall, Luiza Grazziotin Lago, Marinka Twilt, Sebastiaan J. Vastert, Joost F. Swart, Nico Wulffraat, Rae S. M. Yeung, Susanne M. Benseler and Maarten J. IJzerman

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:20

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  4. Content type: Case Report

    CANDLE syndrome (an acronym for Chronic Atypical Neutrophilic Dermatosis with Lipodystrophy and Elevated Temperature) is a recently described rare autosomal recessive disorder charaterized by systemic autoinfl...

    Authors: M. Boyadzhiev, L. Marinov, V. Boyadzhiev, V. Iotova, I. Aksentijevich and S. Hambleton

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:19

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To investigate efficacy and safety of intravenous abatacept in Japanese patients with active polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA).

    Authors: Ryoki Hara, Hiroaki Umebayashi, Syuji Takei, Nami Okamoto, Naomi Iwata, Yuichi Yamasaki, Yasuo Nakagishi, Toshitaka Kizawa, Ichiro Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Imagawa, Noriko Kinjo, Norihito Amano, Yoko Takahashi, Masaaki Mori, Yasuhiko Itoh and Shumpei Yokota

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:17

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Not all physical activity (PA) questionnaires (PAQ) gather information regarding PA intensity, duration, and modes and only a few were developed specifically for children. We assessed children’s comprehensibil...

    Authors: August Flodén, Eva W. Broström, Johan von Heideken, Sara Rostlund, Rikard Nilsson, Kristina Löwing and Maura D. Iversen

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:16

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Although there are many reports on Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis (JIA-U) from various countries, especially from Europe and North America, there are few reports from Asia. Our aim was to inv...

    Authors: Junko Yasumura, Masato Yashiro, Nami Okamoto, Kosuke Shabana, Hiroaki Umebayashi, Naomi Iwata, Yuka Okura, Tomohiro Kubota, Masaki Shimizu, Minako Tomiita, Yasuo Nakagishi, Kenichi Nishimura, Ryoki Hara, Mao Mizuta, Takahiro Yasumi, Fumiya Yamaide…

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:15

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Poor cardiorespiratory fitness is previously reported in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) measured both by maximal and submaximal exercise tests, but a submaximal exercise test with acceptable...

    Authors: Kristine Risum, Elisabeth Edvardsen, Anne M. Selvaag, Hanne Dagfinrud and Helga Sanner

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:14

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is the most common acute coronary vasculitis disease to occur in children. Its incidence has been attributed to the combined effects of infection, genetics, and immunity. Although the eti...

    Authors: Ying-Hsien Huang, Mao-Hung Lo, Xin-Yuan Cai, Shih-Feng Liu and Ho-Chang Kuo

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:13

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a chronic condition responsible of congestive heart failure, stroke and arrhythmia. Almost eradicated in high-income countries (HIC), it persists in low- and middle-income coun...

    Authors: Fortunata Condemi, Gabriele Rossi, Miguel Lupiz, Antonio Pagano, Federica Zamatto, Stefano Marini, Francesco Romeo and Gianfranco De Maio

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:12

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Intra-articular corticosteroid injections (IACI) are frequently used in the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. There is a paucity of evidence-based research describing methods of pain and anxiety cont...

    Authors: Rotem Elitsur, April Hollenbeck, Laura Tasan, Kathryn S. Torok, Elaine Cassidy, Brian Blasiole, Erika Parsons, Chelsea Acock, Joseph Angelelli and Isabela-Cajiao Angelelli

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:11

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  12. Content type: Review

    Nephritis is the most important chronic complication of IgA Vasculitis (IgAV)/Henoch-Schönlein purpura (IGAV/HSP) and thus the main prognostic factor of this most common childhood vasculitis. Since the prognos...

    Authors: Marija Jelusic, Mario Sestan, Rolando Cimaz and Seza Ozen

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:10

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To develop and test the feasibility and initial effectiveness of the Treatment and Education Approach for Childhood-onset Lupus (TEACH) protocol, a 6-session cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention for...

    Authors: Natoshia R. Cunningham, Lauren M. Fussner, Erin Moorman, Pinar O. Avar Aydin, Hermine I. Brunner and Susmita Kashikar-Zuck

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:9

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, an autoimmune disease associated with antibodies against N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, is being diagnosed more frequently, especially in children and young adults. Acu...

    Authors: Taha Moussa, Khalid Afzal, Joseph Cooper, Ryan Rosenberger, Karyn Gerstle and Linda Wagner-Weiner

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:8

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) were historically thought to be distinct entities, often managed in isolation. In fact, these conditions are closely related. A...

    Authors: Olha Halyabar, Margaret H. Chang, Michelle L. Schoettler, Marc A. Schwartz, Ezgi H. Baris, Leslie A. Benson, Catherine M. Biggs, Mark Gorman, Leslie Lehmann, Mindy S. Lo, Peter A. Nigrovic, Craig D. Platt, Gregory P. Priebe, Jared Rowe, Robert P. Sundel, Neeraj K. Surana…

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:7

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Regular school sports can help adolescents achieve the recommended amount of daily physical activity and provide knowledge, attitudes and behavioral skills that are needed in order to adopt and maintain a phys...

    Authors: Florian Milatz, Jens Klotsche, Martina Niewerth, Nils Geisemeyer, Ralf Trauzeddel, Elisabeth Weißbarth-Riedel, Tilmann Kallinich, Joachim Peitz, Matthias Hartmann and Kirsten Minden

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:6

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Of 37 pediatric rheumatology fellowship training programs in the United States, many have three or fewer fellows at a given time, making large-scale assessment of fellow performance difficult. An objective str...

    Authors: Megan L. Curran, Emma E. Martin, Erin C. Thomas, Rashmi Singh, Saima Armana, Asnia Kauser, Eesha A. Zaheer and David D. Sherry

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:5

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  18. Content type: Review

    Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic rheumatic disease in childhood. The diagnosis is based on the underlying symptoms of arthritis with an exclusion of other diseases Biologic agents...

    Authors: Arnold Nagy, Péter Mátrai, Péter Hegyi, Hussain Alizadeh, Judit Bajor, László Czopf, Zoltán Gyöngyi, Zoltán Kiss, Katalin Márta, Mária Simon, Ágnes Lilla Szilágyi, Gábor Veres and Bernadett Mosdósi

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:4

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Joint hypermobility is common in childhood and can be associated with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Current management is delivered by a multidisciplinary team, but evidence of effectiveness is limited...

    Authors: Peter Bale, Vicky Easton, Holly Bacon, Emma Jerman, Laura Watts, Garry Barton, Allan Clark, Kate Armon and Alex J. MacGregor

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:2

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  20. Content type: Research article

    As an acute febrile and inflammatory disease, Kawasaki disease (KD) could develop Kawasaki disease shock syndrome (KDSS) sometimes. However its pathogenesis was still not well known. This study was to learn mo...

    Authors: Yandie Li, Qi Zheng, Lixia Zou, Jianqiang Wu, Li Guo, Liping Teng, Rongjun Zheng, Lawrence Kwok Leung Jung and Meiping Lu

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2019 17:1

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  21. Content type: Short report

    The data on cardiovascular risk and systemic arterial properties in patients with long-lasting juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is limited. The objective of this study was to describe systemic arterial prop...

    Authors: Hanne Aaserud Aulie, Mette-Elise Estensen, Anne Marit Selvaag, Vibke Lilleby, Berit Flatø and Svend Aakhus

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:85

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Few risk factors have been identified for the development of calcinosis among patients with Juvenile Dermatomyositis, and currently no clinical phenotype has been associated with its development. We analyzed a...

    Authors: Amir B. Orandi, Vikas R. Dharnidharka, Noor Al-Hammadi and Kevin W. Baszis

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:84

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Current management guidelines for patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) differ in their recommendations for fever observation times when determining resistance to initial intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). This ...

    Authors: Jae Suk Baek, Jeong Jin Yu, Mi Jin Kim, Jihye You, Hyun Ok Jun, Young-Hwue Kim and Jae-Kon Ko

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:83

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic, systemic autoimmune connective tissue disease diagnosed in children and adolescents. An important aspect of monitoring of children with JIA is a ...

    Authors: Paweł Więch, Izabela Sałacińska, Dariusz Bazaliński and Mariusz Dąbrowski

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:82

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Autoinflammatory diseases (AIDs) illnesses of the innate immunity resulting in clinical signs and symptoms of systemic inflammation and loss of organ functions. While pathophysiological mechanisms are heavily ...

    Authors: Gabriele Erbis, Kirstin Schmidt, Sandra Hansmann, Tetiana Sergiichuk, Christine Michler, Jasmin B. Kuemmerle-Deschner and Susanne M. Benseler

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:81

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  26. Content type: Research article

    To describe current United Kingdom practice in assessment and management of patients with juvenile localised scleroderma (JLS) compared to Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PRES) scleroderma working pa...

    Authors: Hanna Lythgoe, Beverley Almeida, Joshua Bennett, Chandrika Bhat, Amarpal Bilkhu, Mary Brennan, Samundeeswari Deepak, Pamela Dawson, Despina Eleftheriou, Kathryn Harrison, Daniel Hawley, Eleanor Heaf, Valentina Leone, Ema Long, Sarah Maltby, Flora McErlane…

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:80

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  27. Content type: Review

    Tocilizumab, an anti-interleukin-6 (IL-6) agent, is indicated as a treatment for several autoimmune or inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). IL-6 plays ...

    Authors: Ju-Yang Jung, Moon-Young Kim, Chang-Hee Suh and Hyoun-Ah Kim

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:79

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis (CNO) is an autoinflammatory bone disorder that if left untreated can result in bone destruction and severe continuing pain due to persistent inflammation. The impact this ch...

    Authors: Melissa Oliver, Tzielan C. Lee, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Elizabeth Murray, Rebecca Schwartz and Yongdong Zhao

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:78

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  29. Content type: Review

    The Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS) has over many years, developed a portfolio of educational activities to address increasing educational needs of workforce and support young clinicians to acq...

    Authors: Helen E. Foster, Jelena Vojinovic, Tamas Constantin, Alberto Martini, Pavla Dolezalova, Yosef Uziel, E.M.D Smith, Lovro Lamot, Carine Wouters, Tadej Avcin and Nico Wulffraat

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:77

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Patient recruitment can be very challenging in paediatric studies, especially in relatively uncommon conditions, such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). However, involving children and young people (CYP) ...

    Authors: Frances C. Sherratt, Louise Roper, Simon R. Stones, Flora McErlane, Matthew Peak, Michael W. Beresford, Helen Foster, Athimalaipet V. Ramanan, Madeleine Rooney, Eileen Baildam and Bridget Young

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:76

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Non-adherence is a prevalent and modifiable issue in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) that currently lacks provider-based intervention. Education surrounding disease status is one way in which families rema...

    Authors: Leslie A. Favier, Tracy V. Ting and Avani C. Modi

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:75

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  32. Content type: Research article

    To understand the demographics, clinical features and treatment outcomes of Chronic Non-bacterial Osteitis (CNO) from three tertiary paediatric rheumatology services in the United Kingdom.

    Authors: Chandrika S. Bhat, Catriona Anderson, Aoibhinn Harbinson, Liza J. McCann, Marion Roderick, Adam Finn, Joyce E. Davidson and Athimalaipet V. Ramanan

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:74

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  33. Content type: Research article

    To quantify the impact of inflammatory brain diseases in the pediatric population on health-related quality of life, including the subdomains of physical, emotional, school and social functioning.

    Authors: Elina Liu, Marinka Twilt, Pascal N. Tyrrell, Anastasia Dropol, Shehla Sheikh, Mark Gorman, Susan Kim, David A. Cabral, Rob Forsyth, Heather Van Mater, Suzanne Li, Adam M. Huber, Elizabeth Stringer, Eyal Muscal, Dawn Wahezi, Mary Toth…

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:73

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  34. Content type: Research article

    To follow up the refractory juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) in a long time and to investigate whether AHSCT is effective and safe to treat refract...

    Authors: Jia Zhu, Gaixiu Su, Jianming Lai, Boya Dong, Min Kang, Shengnan Li, Zhixuan Zhou and Fengqi Wu

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:72

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a small vessel vasculitis that is characterized by non-thrombocytopenic purpura, abdominal pain, arthritis, and glomerulonephritis. Typically, HSP is self-limited requiring on...

    Authors: Courtney B. Crayne, Esraa Eloseily, Melissa L. Mannion, Saji P. Azerf, Peter Weiser, Timothy Beukelman, Matthew L. Stoll, Daniel I. Feig, T. Prescott Atkinson and Randy Quentin Cron

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:71

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The advent of new treatments for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) has prompted interest in systematically studying the outcomes of patients treated in the ‘modern era’. Such data provide both benchmarks for...

    Authors: Georgina Tiller, Joanne Buckle, Roger Allen, Jane Munro, Peter Gowdie, Angela Cox and Jonathan Akikusa

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:69

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) affects over 1000 children and adolescents in Ireland, potentially impacting health-related quality-of-life. Accessible self-management strategies, including Internet-based int...

    Authors: Grace O’Sullivan, Siobhán O’Higgins, Line Caes, Sophia Saetes, Brian E. McGuire and Jennifer Stinson

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:68

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Arthritis in childhood can be associated with muscle weakness around affected joints, low bone mass and low bone strength. Exercise is recognized as an important part of management of children with juvenile id...

    Authors: Kristin M. Houghton, Heather M. Macdonald, Heather A. McKay, Jaime Guzman, Ciarán Duffy and Lori Tucker

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:67

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are less physically active than their healthy peers and are at high risk of missing out on the general health benefits of physical activity. We...

    Authors: Liane D. Heale, Saunya Dover, Y. Ingrid Goh, Victoria A. Maksymiuk, Greg D. Wells and Brian M. Feldman

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:66

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  40. Content type: Research article

    To reduce treatment variability and facilitate comparative effectiveness studies, the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) published consensus treatment plans (CTPs) including one for...

    Authors: Jennifer C Cooper, Kelly Rouster-Stevens, Tracey B Wright, Joyce J Hsu, Marisa S Klein-Gitelman, Stacy P Ardoin, Laura E Schanberg, Hermine I Brunner, B Anne Eberhard, Linda Wagner-Weiner, Jay Mehta, Kathleen Haines, Deborah K McCurdy, Thomas A Phillips, Zhen Huang and Emily von Scheven

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:65

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge about objectively measured levels of physical activity (PA) and PA participation (included facilitators and barriers for PA) in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) diagnosed in the era ...

    Authors: Kristine Risum, Bjørge Herman Hansen, Anne Marit Selvaag, Øyvind Molberg, Hanne Dagfinrud and Helga Sanner

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:64

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Adherence to treatment for chronic diseases is lower in children than in adults, less extensively studied in children and is associated with multiple related factors. The aim of this study is to perform a desc...

    Authors: Livia de Freitas Keppeke, Juliana Molina, Vanessa Bugni Miotto e Silva, Maria Teresa de Sande e Lemos Ramos Ascensão Terreri, Gerson Dierley Keppeke, Teresa Helena Schoen and Claudio Arnaldo Len

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:63

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Morbidity and mortality in childhood onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is more severe than adult onset SLE. Long-term follow up is needed to determine the prognosis. The objectives of this study are to ...

    Authors: Pondtip Jongvilaikasem, Edward B. McNeil, Pornsak Dissaneewate and Prayong Vachvanichsanong

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:62

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  44. Content type: Case Report

    We previously described an endogamous Pakistani kindred in whom we identified a novel homozygous missense mutation in the PRKCD gene encoding for protein kinase C δ (PKCδ) as a cause of monogenic systemic lupus e...

    Authors: Linda Lei, Sabina Muhammad, Muthana Al-Obaidi, Neil Sebire, Iek Leng Cheng, Despina Eleftheriou and Paul Brogan

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:61

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Diagnosis of Periodic Fever, Aphthous stomatitis, Pharyngitis and Cervical Adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome is currently based on the modified Marshall’s criteria, but no validated evidence based classification crite...

    Authors: Federica Vanoni, Roberta Caorsi, Sandra Aeby, Marie Cochard, Jordi Antón, Stefan Berg, Riva Brik, Pavla Dolezalova, Isabelle Koné-Paut, Benedicte Neven, Seza Ozen, Pascal Pillet, Silvia Stojanov, Carine Wouters, Marco Gattorno and Michaël Hofer

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:60

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity is essential for ensuring optimal physical function and fitness in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Although exercise intervention trials informed current clinical practice,...

    Authors: Joanie Sims-Gould, Douglas L. Race, Heather Macdonald, Kristin M. Houghton, Ciarán M. Duffy, Lori B. Tucker and Heather A. McKay

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:59

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