The study, “Frequency of Fabry disease in a juvenile idiopathic arthritis cohort,” was published in the journal Pediatric Rheumatology.

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.

Read the full article  (author: Marta Figueiredo) on Fabry News