Skeletal Growth: A New Parameter in the Evaluation of Experimental Arthritis

  • E. del Pozo
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Previous observations have revealed that, in children with arthritis of different etiologies, growth retardation and osteopenia are common findings (Ansell and Kent 1977; White 1990 Truckenbrodt and Hafner 1991). The condition may vary in accordance with periods of exacerbation, showing growth delay, and a catch-up phenomenon recorded during remission. This pathology improves with specific antiarthritic therapy.


Adjuvant Arthritis Skeletal Growth Relative Optical Density Juvenile Chronic Arthritis Experimental Arthritis 
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