Childhood Arthritic Conditions



- Considerations for the Child w/ Joint Swelling, Limited Motion, and Pain
    - synovial fluid exam
    - polyarthralgia:
            - polyarticular JRA (symmetric polyarthralgia);
            - pauciarticular
            - leukemia
            - hemophilia
            - lyme disease
            - acute rheumatic fever
            - septic arthritis
    - incidious / chronic presentation of joint arthralgias:
            - periarticular tumor
            - oseoid osteoma
            - pauciarticular JRA
            - polyarticular JRA
            - seronegative arthritides
            - osteochondroses (LCP, osgood-schlatter dz)
            - slipped capital femoral epiphysis
            - lyme disease
            - tuberculosis
            - toxic synovitis
            - reflex neurovascular dystrophy
            - hemophilia
            - pigmented villonodular synovitis
            - ehlers-danlos syndrome
    - acute / toxic presentation of joint arthralgias
            - systemic JRA
            - septic arthritis:
            - leukemia
            - systemic lupus erythematosus
            - reiter's syndrome
            - sickle cell anemia
            - acute rheumatic fever
            - vasculitis:  (HSP / kawasaki's)
            - inflammatory bowel disease


References

Disorders of the sacro-iliac joint in children.

Pediatric spondyloarthropathies.

Acne arthralgia.

Lyme Arthritis in Children Presenting with Joint Effusions



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 4:00 pm