Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0004p104 | (1) | ICCBH2015

Effect of intravenous pamidronate in the treatment of skin calcinosis in the course of juvenile dermatomyositis -- a story half-told

Abramowicz Pawel , Dobrenko Elzbieta , Abramowicz Magdalena , Konstantynowicz Jerzy

Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a severe connective-tissue disease of unknown etiology characterized by inflammatory process affecting muscles and skin, with subsequent presentation in the joints, esophagus, lungs, and the cardiovascular system. Clinical presentation also includes deposition of calcium in the skin (calcinosis cutis) which is typically seen in the juvenile DM, contrary to the adult form. The pathogenesis of JDM-related calcinosis remains unclear wher...

ba0004p183 | (1) | ICCBH2015

Deficits of vitamin D are strongly associated with methotrexate treatment in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Goralczyk Adrian , Konstantynowicz Jerzy , Abramowicz Pawel , Dobrenko Elzbieta , Babinska-Malec Edyta

Vitamin D deficiency has been reported in adult patients with autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, however, the data in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are inconsistent. The aim of the study was to assess serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH) D in children and adolescents with JIA, and to determine potential risk factors for vitamin D deficiency.In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated 189 patients with JIA (113 girls, 76 ...