Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 13;8:667305. Epub 2021 May 13.
Rheumatology Unit, Meyer Children Hospital of Florence, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
Enthesitis-related Arthritis (ERA) is a specific category of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) characterized by axial and/or peripheral arthritis, and enthesitis, although other different extra-articular manifestations may encompass its clinical spectrum. In order to examine if ERA-JIA with extra-articular involvement may represent a different entity from ERA without extra-articular involvement, we performed a retrospective, observational, monocentric study, in a cohort of ERA patients followed between 2001 and September 2020 at the Pediatric Rheumatology Unit of Meyer Children Hospital of Florence. We analyzed the demographic, clinical, laboratory and imaging data at the disease onset, as well as after 3, 6, and 12 months follow up. Read More