Eur J Rheumatol 2021 May 24. Epub 2021 May 24.
Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey.
Juvenile spondyloarthropathies (JSpA) are defined as a heterogeneous group of diseases that start before the age of 16, which is associated with peripheral joint (especially large joints of the lower limbs) and axial skeletal (spine and sacroiliac joint) involvement, enthesitis, and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B27 positivity. Juvenile spondyloarthropathies mainly cover juvenile ankylosing spondylitis (JAS), psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease-associated arthritis, seronegative enthesopathy, arthropathy syndrome (SEA), and enthesitis-associated arthritis. Symptoms associated with spondyloarthropathies are enthesitis, inflammatory low back pain, dactylitis, nail changes, psoriasis, acute anterior uveitis, and inflammatory bowel disease-related symptoms. Read More