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FEVER FROM RETINOBLASTOMA

FEVER FROM RETINOBLASTOMA This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—Hearey and his colleagues in their case report entitled "Prolonged Fever From Unusual Cause (Retinoblastoma)" (Amer J Dis Child 123:51-52, 1972) state, "Our patient, if presented to the average pediatrician without mention of the ocular findings, would certainly have been suspected of having juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, in which fever, lymphadenopathy, rash, etc, can persist for many months before arthritic changes occur." While some patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis present without arthritis, definitive diagnosis is impossible in the absence of joint involvement. Even so, diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis requires careful exclusion of many other conditions, including leukemia and neoplasms. However, the case report provides an opportunity to reiterate that up to 20% of children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis have uveitis at some time in the course of their disease, and therefore, slit-lamp examination of the eyes is mandatory not only for diagnosis of the uveitis but because http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

FEVER FROM RETINOBLASTOMA

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—Hearey and his colleagues in their case report entitled "Prolonged Fever From Unusual Cause (Retinoblastoma)" (Amer J Dis Child 123:51-52, 1972) state, "Our patient, if presented to the average pediatrician without mention of the ocular findings, would certainly have been suspected of having juvenile rheumatoid...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1972 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110120136026
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—Hearey and his colleagues in their case report entitled "Prolonged Fever From Unusual Cause (Retinoblastoma)" (Amer J Dis Child 123:51-52, 1972) state, "Our patient, if presented to the average pediatrician without mention of the ocular findings, would certainly have been suspected of having juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, in which fever, lymphadenopathy, rash, etc, can persist for many months before arthritic changes occur." While some patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis present without arthritis, definitive diagnosis is impossible in the absence of joint involvement. Even so, diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis requires careful exclusion of many other conditions, including leukemia and neoplasms. However, the case report provides an opportunity to reiterate that up to 20% of children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis have uveitis at some time in the course of their disease, and therefore, slit-lamp examination of the eyes is mandatory not only for diagnosis of the uveitis but because

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1972

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