Table 1

Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients
Female sex1 15(45.5)
Age (years)2 11[5.75-14]
Subtype of AIJ1
Systemic-onset arthritis 8(24.2)
Oligoarthritis 4(12.1)
Rheumatoid factor- positive polyarthritis 15(45.5)
Rheumatoid factor- negative polyarthritis 1(2.5)
Enthesitis-related arthritis 5(15.2)
DAS283 5.33 ±1.11
CHAQ2 0.5 [0-1.61]
BASDAI2 0.7 [0-2.75]
ACPA Positive1 5(15.2)
Rheumatoid factor positive (RF)1 4(12.1)
Antinuclear antibodies positive1 25(76)
ESR (mm/h)2 35[25-50.5]
CRP (mg/l)2 20[10.5 -40]
Medications used :
NSAID1 26(79)
Corticosteroid1 19(58)
Methotrexate1 12(36.4)
sulfasalazine1 5(15.2)
case-control:
Female sex1 33(45)
Age (years)2 10[6-14]

1: Number and percentage N(%); : median and interquartile range IQR; 3: mean and standard deviation; DAS: disease activity score; CHAQ: Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire; ESR: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP: Creactive protein, ACPA: Anti-citrullinated peptides antibodies; NSAID: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; BASDAI: Bath AS Disease Activity Index.

Bouaddi et al.

Bouaddi et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-2

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