Table 1

Demographic and laboratory data for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients and controls*

Characteristic

Control (n = 18)

oJIA (n = 18)

pJIA (n = 22)


Age, years

7.33 ± 5.22

7.13 ± 5.20

11.36 ± 4.50

Male/Female

6/12

4/14

7/15

ESR (1 h)

8.33 ± 4.27

16.44 ± 9.46

53.09 ± 41.03

CRP (g/L)

4.39 ± 6.80

4.34 ± 6.36

47.31 ± 46.3

Leukocyte number (x109/L)

6.54 ± 1.65

10.03 ± 4.01

9.57 ± 4.62

Hb (g/L)

124 ± 9.70

123.69 ± 11.36

117.4 ± 14.02


*Values are mean ± standard deviation. Patients were subdivided into oligoarticular (oJIA) or polyarticular (pJIA) group according to the International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) criteria [3]. ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP, C-reactive protein; Hb, hemoglobin.

Lazić et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R139   doi:10.1186/ar3872

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