Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: magnetic resonance imaging of the clinically unaffected knee

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: magnetic resonance imaging of the clinically unaffected knee Background Synovial thickening detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is present in a significant number of children with clinically inactive juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Objective To evaluate patient characteristics and disease activity parameters in a cohort of children with clinically inactive JIA, both with and without synovial thickening, in order to clarify the observed discrepancy between clinical and MRI assessments. Materials and methods We prospectively enrolled 52 clinically inactive JIA patients (median age 13.3 years, 63.5% girls) who underwent MRI of the knee as major target joint in JIA. Children were divided into two groups based on MRI outcome: group 1, with synovial thickening on MRI; and group 2, with no synovial thickening on MRI. We used the Juvenile Arthritis MRI Scoring system to evaluate synovial thickness. We compared patient characteristics and disease activity parameters between the groups. Results Synovial thickening on MRI was present in 18 clinically inactive patients (group 1, 34.6%). The age was significantly lower for the patients in group 1 (median 10.7 versus 14.4, P=0.008). No significant differences were observed in any of the other patient characteristics nor the disease activity parameters tested. Conclusion Synovial thickening on MRI was present in nearly 35% of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pediatric Radiology Springer Journals

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: magnetic resonance imaging of the clinically unaffected knee

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by The Author(s)
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Imaging / Radiology; Pediatrics; Neuroradiology; Nuclear Medicine; Ultrasound; Oncology
ISSN
0301-0449
eISSN
1432-1998
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00247-017-4059-7
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Abstract

Background Synovial thickening detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is present in a significant number of children with clinically inactive juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Objective To evaluate patient characteristics and disease activity parameters in a cohort of children with clinically inactive JIA, both with and without synovial thickening, in order to clarify the observed discrepancy between clinical and MRI assessments. Materials and methods We prospectively enrolled 52 clinically inactive JIA patients (median age 13.3 years, 63.5% girls) who underwent MRI of the knee as major target joint in JIA. Children were divided into two groups based on MRI outcome: group 1, with synovial thickening on MRI; and group 2, with no synovial thickening on MRI. We used the Juvenile Arthritis MRI Scoring system to evaluate synovial thickness. We compared patient characteristics and disease activity parameters between the groups. Results Synovial thickening on MRI was present in 18 clinically inactive patients (group 1, 34.6%). The age was significantly lower for the patients in group 1 (median 10.7 versus 14.4, P=0.008). No significant differences were observed in any of the other patient characteristics nor the disease activity parameters tested. Conclusion Synovial thickening on MRI was present in nearly 35% of the

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Pediatric RadiologySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 6, 2018

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