Skeletal Growth: A New Parameter in the Evaluation of Experimental Arthritis
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.
KeywordsAdjuvant Arthritis Skeletal Growth Relative Optical Density Juvenile Chronic Arthritis Experimental Arthritis
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