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  1. Farber Disease is an autosomal-recessively inherited, lysosomal storage disorder caused by acid ceramidase deficiency and associated with distinct clinical phenotypes. Children with significant neurological in...

    Authors: Karoline Ehlert, Michael Frosch, Natalja Fehse, Axel Zander, Johannes Roth and Josef Vormoor

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2007 5:15

    Content type: Review

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  2. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) has long been assumed to be an autoimmune disease, triggered by aberrant recognition of "self" antigens by T-cells. However, systems biology approaches to this family of dis...

    Authors: James N Jarvis, Kaiyu Jiang, Howard R Petty and Michael Centola

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2007 5:13

    Content type: Review

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  3. Cryopyrin-associated diseases may be characterized by rashes, fever, and sensorineural deafness, while celiac disease may present with symptoms of malabsorption and fatigue. Arthritis is seen in both condition...

    Authors: Marcus Shaker, Susan Edwards, Henry Chionuma, Eric Shamansky and Hal M Hoffman

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2007 5:12

    Content type: Case Report

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  4. Juvenile systemic sclerosis (JSS) is a multisystem connective tissue disease characterized by skin fibrosis and internal organ involvement. It has a low prevalence, even in a tertiary facility setting. The pur...

    Authors: Ricardo AG Russo and María M Katsicas

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2007 5:6

    Content type: Short Report

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  5. We review the clinical manifestations of "growing pains", the most common form of episodic childhood musculoskeletal pain. Physicians should be careful to adhere to clear clinical criteria as described in this...

    Authors: Yosef Uziel and Philip J Hashkes

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2007 5:5

    Content type: Review

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  6. Loss of joint cartilage is a feature of destructive disease in JIA. The cartilage of most joints can be visualized with ultrasonography (US). Our present study focuses on discriminant validity of US in childre...

    Authors: Anne Helene Spannow, Elisabeth Stenboeg, Mogens Pfeiffer-Jensen and Troels Herlin

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2007 5:3

    Content type: Research

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  7. An increased concentration of plasma homocysteine (Hcy) has toxic effects on vascular endothelium. This seems to be a risk factor of cardiovascular disease, premature stroke and venous thrombosis. The risk is ...

    Authors: Marcela Gonçalves, Vânia D'Almeida, Elvira M Guerra-Shinohara, Luciano C Galdieri, Claudio A Len and Maria Odete E Hilário

    Citation: Pediatric Rheumatology 2007 5:2

    Content type: Research

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