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August 1975

Increased Circulating Basophils in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Preliminary Report

Author Affiliations

From the Arthritis Clinic, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Dr. Athreya); Children's Seashore House, Atlantic City, NJ (Dr. Athreya and Ms. Moser); and the Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois, Chicago (Dr. Raghavan).

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(8):935-937. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120450041008

• Basophil counts were done in children with rheumatoid arthritis, using a special staining method. Basophils were increased in absolute number and in percentage in 11 of 16 patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. This increase was particularly significant in children with active polyarticular arthritis.

(Am J Dis Child 129:935-937, 1975)