Progressive Pseudorheumatoid Dysplasia Misdiagnosed as Seronegative Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis


Taspinar O., Kelesoglu F., Keskin Y. , Uludag M.

ETHIOPIAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.26, no.4, pp.397-400, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4314/ejhs.v26i4.12
  • Title of Journal : ETHIOPIAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.397-400

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia (PPD) is a rare spondylo-epi-metaphyseal dysplasia (SEMD). It can be confused with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), both clinically and radiologically. Early detection and diagnosis of PPD are important in helping to relieve the pain and disability associated with this disease and in avoiding unnecessary investigations and anti-rheumatic interventions.