Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis occurs more commonly in JIA and is associated with an increased risk of bony fracture. It is covered more thoroughly in Chapter 12.

Table 5 Hospital-Based Studies of Long-Term Disease Activity in JIA

Length of follow-up

(years)

Active disease

Laaksonen (1966) (27)

41 31

55 35 45 48 37

Ansell (1976) (26) Hanson (1977) (28) Calabro (1989) (29)

Wallace and Levinson (1991) (30) David (1994) (2) Zak (2000) (6) Packham (2002) (3)

53 39

0 0

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