Phenotypic variability and disparities in treatment and outcomes of childhood arthritis throughout the world: an observational cohort study


Consolaro A., Giancane G., Alongi A., van Dijkhuizen E. H. P. , Aggarwal A., Al-Mayouf S. M. , ...More

LANCET CHILD & ADOLESCENT HEALTH, vol.3, no.4, pp.255-263, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s2352-4642(19)30027-6
  • Title of Journal : LANCET CHILD & ADOLESCENT HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-263

Abstract

Background To our knowledge, the characteristics and burden of childhood arthritis have never been studied on a worldwide basis. We aimed to investigate, with a cross-sectional study, the prevalence of disease categories, treatment methods, and disease status in patients from across different geographical areas and from countries with diverse wealth status.