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Table 1 Demographic and clinical features of participants

From: Spectrum of paediatric rheumatic disorders at a tertiary hospital in Tanzania

VariableNumber (%)
Age (years)
 1–512 (23.1)
 > 5–1019 (36.5)
 > 1021 (40.4)
Sex
 Male20 (38.5)
 Female32 (61.5)
Clinical features
 Fever24 (46.2)
 Joint pain44 (84.6)
 Joint swelling34 (65.4)
 Bone pain1 (1.9)
 Skin rash21 (40.4)
 Muscle pain4 (7.7)
 Muscle weakness5 (9.6)
 Dysphagia4 (7.7)
 Dysphonia2 (3.8)
 Dry eyes1 (1.9)
 Dry mouth1 (1.9)
 Headache2 (3.8)
 Photosensitivity7 (13.5)
 Alopecia9 (17.3)
 Skin ulcers2 (3.8)
 Digital gangrene1 (1.9)
 Weight loss9 (17.3)
 Lymphadenopathy7 (13.5)
 Calcinosis1 (1.9)
 Gottron’s papule4 (7.7)
 Periorbital oedema4 (7.7)
 Absent peripheral pulses1 (1.9)
 Haematuria1 (1.9)