By Eric L. Matteson (auth.), Gene G. Hunder MD (eds.)

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JRA, also know as juvenile chronic arthritis, is a term for several forms of childhood arthritis. Clinical classification of the type of JRA is based on the presence or absence of systemic features, and the number of diarthrodial joints involved. ) Bone marrow expansion leukemia, sickle cell, etc. ) Sj\ 154>gren's syndrome Idiopath ic Inflammatory Myopath ies Postinfectious Rheumatic fever Lyme disease Trauma Other Systemic Illness Chronic active hepatitis Familial Mediterranean fever Sarcoidosis Pigmented villonodular synovitis FIGURE 1-11 7.

Pericarditis is common in rheumatoid arthritis, and can be demonstrated by echocardiography or at autopsy in 50% of patients. Myocarditis is rare, and may be associated with rheumatoid nodular infiltrates of the myocardium. Coronary vasculitis usually occurs in the setting of systemic vasculitis. ) FIGURE 1-90. Pericarditis in rheumatoid arthritis. Pericarditis typically occurs in seropositive patients with nodular disease, and is the most common cardiac manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis. It is usually asymptomatic, but can lead to pericardial effusion and fibrosis with cardiac tamponade.

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