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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography (MSUS) is an important tool for the clinical assessment in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). The objective of this study was to evaluate the reliability of MSUS to detect ele...

    Authors: Lucio Ventura-Ríos, Enrique Faugier, Laura Barzola, L. B. De la Cruz-Becerra, Guadalupe Sánchez-Bringas, Andrés Rodríguez García, Rocío Maldonado, Johannes Roth and Cristina Hernández-Díaz

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:58

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  33. Content type: Review

    Research on Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) should support patients, caregivers/parents (carers) and clinicians to make important decisions in the consulting room and eventually to improve the lives of pat...

    Authors: Casper G. Schoemaker, Wineke Armbrust, Joost F. Swart, Sebastiaan J. Vastert, Jorg van Loosdregt, Anouk Verwoerd, Caroline Whiting, Katherine Cowan, Wendy Olsder, Els Versluis, Rens van Vliet, Marlous J. Fernhout, Sanne L. Bookelman, Jeannette Cappon, J. Merlijn van den Berg, Ellen Schatorjé…

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:57

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Accumulated damage is an important prognostic factor in systemic lupus erythematous. However, the pattern of disease damage and its risk factors have not been well studied in childhood-onset systemic lupus ery...

    Authors: Jacqueline K. K. Sit and Winnie K. Y. Chan

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:56

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  35. Content type: Case Report

    As one kind of osteochondrodysplasia, progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia (PPD) is also known as spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda with progressive arthropathy or arthropathy progressive pseudorheumatoid o...

    Authors: Wenji Chen, Shiyan Mo, Gui Luo, Yanyan Wang, Xiaohu Deng, Jian Zhu and Wei Zhao

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:55

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  36. Content type: Case Report

    Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) is one of the most common vasculitides of childhood, with 10–20 cases per 100,000 children. It frequently occurs following an infectious trigger and involves IgA and C3 depositio...

    Authors: Jessica L. Bloom, Jeffrey R. Darst, Lori Prok and Jennifer B. Soep

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:54

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  37. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in the data of their article: one girl was by mistake scored as a boy. The authors have made new analyses of the corrected data....

    Authors: Veronica Lundberg, Viveca Lindh, Catharina Eriksson, Solveig Petersen and Eva Eurenius

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:53

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    The original article was published in Pediatric Rheumatology 2012 10:33

  38. Content type: Research article

    There is a paucity of data on the ocular outcomes in paediatric non-infectious uveitis since the introduction of the biologic agents. The purpose of this study was to outline the clinical characteristics of ch...

    Authors: Megan Cann, Athimalaipet V. Ramanan, Andrew Crawford, Andrew D. Dick, Sarah L. N. Clarke, Fatima Rashed and Catherine M. Guly

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:51

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  39. Content type: Research article

    In 2008 a clinical transition pathway for young people with juvenile-onset rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (jRMD) aiming at improving transitional care was instituted. Historical data on drop-out rate i...

    Authors: Margot Walter, Sylvia Kamphuis, Philomine van Pelt, Annemarie de Vroed and Johanna M. W. Hazes

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:50

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  40. Content type: Case Report

    Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a rare auto-inflammatory bone disorder that primarily affects young girls, with a mean age of 10 years at onset. Generally, it is a self-limited disease. Ho...

    Authors: Ausra Snipaitiene, Rima Sileikiene, Justina Klimaite, Edita Jasinskiene, Rimantas Uktveris and Lina Jankauskaite

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:49

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile systemic vasculitis that affects small and medium blood vessels. Intensified treatments for the most severely affected patients have been proposed recently, and the ea...

    Authors: Dima Chbeir, Jean Gaschignard, Ronan Bonnefoy, Constance Beyler, Isabelle Melki, Albert Faye and Ulrich Meinzer

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:48

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the chronicity of orofacial symptoms and how this influences the oral health-related quality of life in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Therefore, our objectives were to study the lo...

    Authors: Hanna Rahimi, Marinka Twilt, Troels Herlin, Lynn Spiegel, Thomas Klit Pedersen, Annelise Küseler and Peter Stoustrup

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:47

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  43. Content type: Review

    Conventional pharmacological therapies for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) consist of non-biological, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, among which methotrexate (MTX) is the most comm...

    Authors: Giovanna Ferrara, Greta Mastrangelo, Patrizia Barone, Francesco La Torre, Silvana Martino, Giovanni Pappagallo, Angelo Ravelli, Andrea Taddio, Francesco Zulian and Rolando Cimaz

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:46

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  44. Content type: Review

    Specialized research networks are essential to achieve drug approvals for rare pediatric diseases. Such networks help realize the potential of global legislation enacted upon the recognition that most children...

    Authors: Hermine I. Brunner, Lisa G. Rider, Daniel J. Kingsbury, Dominic Co, Rayfel Schneider, Ellen Goldmuntz, Karen B. Onel, Edward H. Giannini and Daniel J. Lovell

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:45

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  45. Content type: Research article

    To understand the relationship between regulatory B cells (Bregs) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), we analyzed the percentages of Bregs and their function in peripheral blood (PB) and synovial fluid (S...

    Authors: Qianzi Zhao and Lawrence K. Jung

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 16:44

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