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Table 1 Clinical and laboratory assessment of 11 JIA patients with 15 symptomatic wrists*

From: Ultrasonography and color Doppler in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: diagnosis and follow-up of ultrasound-guided steroid injection in the wrist region. A descriptive interventional study

Characteristic   Number (%) Median Range
Sex     
  Male 1 (9%)   
  Female 10 (91%)   
Subgroups     
  Oligoarthritis 5 (46%)   
  RF-negative polyarthritis 2 (18%)   
  Undifferentiated arthritis 2 (18%)   
  Enthesitis related arthritis 1 (9%)   
  Systemic 1 (9%)   
Age at injection, years    12.5 2-16
Disease duration, years    4.8 0.8-13.5
Number of joints (n = 15) with     
  Swelling 13 (87%)   
  Pain 14 (93%)   
  Limited range of motion 15 (100%)   
  Active arthritis 15 (100%)   
VAS wrist pain patient/parent, cm    4.0 0.2-6.0
VAS global assessment patient/parent, cm    0.5 0-3.7
VAS global assessment physician, cm    2.9 1.5-7.2
CRP level, mg/l    3 0-22
ESR, mm/h    15 4-48
HLA B27 positive, number of patients   2 (18%)   
ANA positive, number of patients   4 (36%)   
RF positive, number of patients   1 (9%)   
Drug therapies     
  MTX 5 (45%)   
  MTX + Etanercept 1 (9%)   
  MTX + Systemic corticosteroids 1 (9%)   
  1. * ANA = antinuclear antibodies; CRP = C-reactive protein; ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate; HLA = human leukocyte antigen; MCTD = Mixed connective tissue disease; MTX = Methotrexate; RF = rheumatoid factor; VAS = visual analogue scale