A 14-month-old girl developed chronic strider and dyspnoea. Four months later she presented arthritis, anterior uveitis and positive ANA. Juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA) was diagnosed. Laryngoscopy demonstrated the presence of cricoarytenoid arthritis (CA). The left vocal cord was adducted and immobile, while the right vocal cord had decreased mobility. Erythema and swelling of the arytenoid cartilage on both sides was seen. Steroid treatment resulted in the resolution of these symptoms and made airway control unnecessary. This case demonstrates that CA may be the first sign of JCA, preceding peripheral arthritis. CA should be considered in, every child with chronic stridor and laryngeal obstruction.

Cricoarytenoid arthritis as an early sign of juvenile chronic arthritis / Bertolani, Mf; Bergamini, Barbara Maria; Marotti, Francesca; Giglioli, P; Venuta, A.. - In: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY. - ISSN 0392-856X. - STAMPA. - 15:(1997), pp. 115-116.

Cricoarytenoid arthritis as an early sign of juvenile chronic arthritis

BERGAMINI, Barbara Maria;MAROTTI, Francesca;
1997

Abstract

A 14-month-old girl developed chronic strider and dyspnoea. Four months later she presented arthritis, anterior uveitis and positive ANA. Juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA) was diagnosed. Laryngoscopy demonstrated the presence of cricoarytenoid arthritis (CA). The left vocal cord was adducted and immobile, while the right vocal cord had decreased mobility. Erythema and swelling of the arytenoid cartilage on both sides was seen. Steroid treatment resulted in the resolution of these symptoms and made airway control unnecessary. This case demonstrates that CA may be the first sign of JCA, preceding peripheral arthritis. CA should be considered in, every child with chronic stridor and laryngeal obstruction.
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Cricoarytenoid arthritis as an early sign of juvenile chronic arthritis / Bertolani, Mf; Bergamini, Barbara Maria; Marotti, Francesca; Giglioli, P; Venuta, A.. - In: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY. - ISSN 0392-856X. - STAMPA. - 15:(1997), pp. 115-116.
Bertolani, Mf; Bergamini, Barbara Maria; Marotti, Francesca; Giglioli, P; Venuta, A.
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