Pauciarticular (50%) (oligoarticular)
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Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding juvenile idiopathic arthritis(JIA)?
To meet diagnostic criteria, persistent arthritis must occur in any joint for greater than 6 weeks before the age of 16 years
Radiographic evaluation may be unremarkable
Cervical involvement may lead to atlantoaxial instability
A patient with suspected JIA should undergo slit lamp examination by an ophthalmologist
Definitive diagnosis of JIA is confirmed by serologic evaluation
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What is the peak period of onset in children with pauciarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?
Before age 2 years
Between the ages of 2 and 4 years
Between the ages of 4 and 8 years
Between the ages of 8 and 12 years
A 4-year-old female is brought by her parents in regard to a right sided limp that improves during the day and has been present for two months. She is found to have a right knee effusion and associated soft-tissue swelling with no redness or warmth. Lab work reveals negative Rheumatoid factor, a positive low titer ANA and a normal WBC. Radiographs are normal for her age. What additional work up does she need?
MRI of the pelvis
Clotting factor levels