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Vol. 25 - Num. 97

Clinical Reviews

Arthritis seems, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is not

Paula Vidal Lanaa, Mercedes Cemeli Canoa, M.ª Luz Rodríguez Sanza

aPediatra. CS Valdespartera. Zaragoza. España.

Correspondence: P Vidal. E-mail:

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.


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