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How many children are affected by enthesitis?

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Enthesitis also occurs in about 10% to 20% of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which can affect one or more joints and lasts at least six weeks. These children are described as having enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA). Kids with ERA often have a family history of inflammatory conditions, like ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or inflammatory bowel disease. They also commonly have eye redness and pain, along with other arthritis symptoms.

SOURCES:

Enthesitis.org: "What Is Enthesitits?"

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Enthesopathy."

Weiss, P. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, June 2012.

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Classification of Psoriatic Arthritis."

Arthritis Research UK: "Entheses, enthesitis and enthesopathy."

Mayo Clinic: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Understanding Autoimmune Diseases."

McGonagle, D. Lancet, October 1998.

Axelsen, M. Rheumatology, October 2013.

Falsetti, P. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, 2003.

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Enthesitis.org: "What Is Enthesitits?"

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Enthesopathy."

Weiss, P. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, June 2012.

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Classification of Psoriatic Arthritis."

Arthritis Research UK: "Entheses, enthesitis and enthesopathy."

Mayo Clinic: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Understanding Autoimmune Diseases."

McGonagle, D. Lancet, October 1998.

Axelsen, M. Rheumatology, October 2013.

Falsetti, P. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, 2003.

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 30, 2019

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