By S. Faesul. Illinois Wesleyan University.

The final height of affected patients is closely dependent on the severity of growth suppression during active disease and on subsequent linear growth achieved after remission (66 250 mg depakote otc symptoms your dog has worms,68 depakote 250mg line medications 1040,89). This study also suggested that a younger age and five or more active joints are factors that correlate with a lower body mass index (91). Anemia of chronic disease is often difficult to distinguish from iron-deficiency anemia and both forms may sometimes coexist (82,9799). Overall, the mean dietary intake for calories and essential nutrients reported by patients was found to be adequate with few exceptions for all subtypes. The pauciarticular group (12 patients) most closely matched normal expectations for dietary intake. The systemic disease group (8 patients) was found to be short for age and above average in the weight for height index. There was a less than the recommended caloric intake for age and low circulating levels of albumin, retinol binding protein, vitamin C, and zinc. Many children in the polyarticular group (14 patients) were short for age with accompanying deficiencies in vitamin A, C, and E levels and lowered zinc levels. Influence of chronic inflammation on these findings is not fully understood and discrepancies between intake and certain nutrient levels may reflect alterations in the requirements, absorption, or utilization of these nutrients in the presence of chronic inflammation (100). Also, the mean daily intake of zinc and copper did not differ between patients with active or inactive disease. As an example, flexion contractures of the lower extremities make accurate height measurement difficult to obtain, which will then affect the weight-to-height index. Of these patients, 18% had height at or below the fifth percentile for age, 15% had weight at or below the fifth percentile for age, and 9% had weight for height at or below the fifth percentile. It was undetermined whether these findings were the result of undernutrition or disease activity. Truncal obesity occurs in iatrogenic Cushings syndrome as a result of the redis- tribution of fat predominantly to subcutaneous tissues of the abdomen, upper back (buffalo hump), and the face (moon facies). Limiting salt intake while observing a healthy diet may help to reduce weight gain but in reality this is often difficult to achieve. Combined with characteristic purple striae, hirsutism and acne, the body appearance changes dramat- ically and these cosmetic changes often become a major issue, particularly in the adolescent. Osteopenia is defined as low bone mass for skeletal age and stage of sexual maturation. Osteoporosis is the parallel loss of bone mineral content and matrix and is defined in young adults as a bone mineral density less than 2. However, there are no accepted definitions for osteopenia and osteoporosis in childhood (74,75).

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