Juvenile Chronic Arthritis

  • Hilary A. Capell
  • T. J. Daymond
  • W. Carson Dick
Part of the Treatment in Clinical Medicine book series (TC MEDICINE)

Abstract

This is one of the most exciting areas of medicine at the moment, and recent developments have forced us to change our views in this more than in most other areas. The foundation of these changes in attitude are soundly based on the most reliable long-term data available in rheumatology. At Taplow in England a large group of thoroughly documented children have now been followed up through three generations. This is the epitome of the best of clinical research and serves as a standard for other clinical work in this and in other fields. The eponymous term “Still’s disease” should be restricted to patients presenting with a systemic illness, lymphadenopathy, polyserositis, polyarthritis and a distinctive skin rash and should not be used as a ragbag term to conceal the need for thorough clinical documentation. This is said with all respect to George Frederick Still, who himself recognised the heterogeneity of the cases which he described.

Keywords

Arthritis Aspirin Cataract Appendicitis Uveitis 

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Further Reading

  1. Ansell BM (1977) Joint manifestations in children with juvenile chronic polyarthritis. Arthritis Rheum 20: 204PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Ansell BM, Bywaters EGL (1978) Juvenile chronic polyarthritis. In: Scott JT (ed) Copeman’s textbook of the rheumatic diseases. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh London New York, Chap 14Google Scholar
  3. Cassidy JT (1981) Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. In: Kelly W, Harris ED Jr, Ruddy S, Sledge CB (eds) Textbook of rheumatology, 1st edn. Saunders, Philadelphia London Toronto, Chap 80Google Scholar
  4. Schaller JG (1978) The arthritides of childhood. In: Dick WC, Buchanan WW (eds) Recent advances in rheumatology. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh London New York, p 89Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hilary A. Capell
    • 1
  • T. J. Daymond
    • 2
  • W. Carson Dick
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Rheumatic DiseasesGlasgowScotland
  2. 2.Sunderland District General HospitalSunderlandEngland
  3. 3.University of Newcastle upon TyneEngland
  4. 4.Royal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle upon TyneEngland

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