Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Fabry Found to Co-occur in Children

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Fabry Found to Co-occur in Children

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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Fabry Found to Co-occur in Children

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis or JIA, the most frequent chronic inflammatory arthritis disorder affecting children, may co-occur with Fabry disease, according to a study of children with JIA in Brazil. While early Fabry symptoms may resemble those of JIA — and may lead to misdiagnoses — in this study, researchers reported rare cases where both conditions were present. In addition, several mutations of unknown significance in the Fabry disease-causing GLA gene were found in these JIA…

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