Vol. 25 - Num. 97
Paula Vidal Lanaa, Mercedes Cemeli Canoa, M.ª Luz Rodríguez Sanza
aPediatra. CS Valdespartera. Zaragoza. España.
Correspondence: P Vidal. E-mail: email@example.com
Reference of this article: Vidal Lana P, Cemeli Cano M, Rodríguez Sanz ML. Arthritis seems, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is not . Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2023;25:41-8.
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When caring for children suffering articular pain or swelling, we must consider a wide differential diagnosis including trauma, infections, rheumatological diseases and neoplasms. Musculoskeletal complaints can be the first symptom of a leukemia in up to 20-30% of cases, sometimes as the only first symptom, causing delays on the diagnosis. We present the case of a 13 years old boy suffering several joint arthritis, with atypical evolution, who was finally diagnosed with Acute Linfoblastic Leukemia.
Keywords● Arthritis ● Juvenile idiopathic arthritis ● Leukemia
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