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Question: 11yr old has enthesalgia


 varsoz - Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:30 am

If anyone knows more about enthesalgia please return this message. Her ANA has been tested 3 times & the eesults are positive & the values continue to rise with each test. My child goes though severe pain. We have been told she will just get worse or major event will occur. Please help!
 Dr. P. M. Aries - Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:26 am

User avatar rheumatological diesease in children might presentate with enthesitis and a positive ANA. This might be called juvenile idiopathic arthritis (maybe pauci- or oligoarthritis).
Before confirming the disgnosis the dr should look for infectiones and other causes of arthritis. ANA is very often present in juvenle arthritis. Therapeutical there are several possibilities like NSAIDs, steroids or other immunosupressions.
I would suggest to visite a rheumatologist asking if this might be juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

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