Differentiation of systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis from acute leukemia near the onset of disease

Barbara E. Ostrov, Donald P. Goldsmith, Balu H. Athreya

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Many children with acute leukemia have musculoskeletal complaints and non-specific hematologic abnormalities. A total of 10 children with acute leukemia and 10 with systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis were compared to delineate which early features could differentiate these diagnoses. Attention to evolving hematologic abnormalities and musculoskeletal findings may expedite diagnosis of these diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-598
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1993


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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