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2020 Jan 02

Pediatr Rheumatol Online J



Persistent osteoarticular pain in children: early clinical and laboratory findings suggestive of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (a multicenter case-control study of 147 patients).


Louvigné M, Rakotonjanahary J, Goumy L, Tavenard A, Brasme J-F, Rialland F, Baruchel A, Auclerc M-F, Despert V, Desgranges M, Jean S, Faye A, Meinzer U, Lorrot M, Job-Deslandre C, Bader-Meunier B, Gandemer V, Pellier I
Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2020 Jan 02; 18(1):1.
PMID: 31898528.


The aim of this study was to identify early clinical and laboratory features that distinguish acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) from juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in children presenting with persistent bone or joint pain for at least 1 month.