Juvenile idiopathic arthritis flare due to rice bodies in the knee of a 10-year-old girl

  • G Faller
  • M Haagensen
  • M Barrow


A 10-year-old girl with juvenile idiopathic arthritis in remission presented with a flare of her arthritis. All her joints responded to treatment except the right knee, despite the use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and high-dose cortisone. A magnetic resonance imaging scan showed a knee densely packed with rice bodies. After surgical removal of the rice bodies the inflammation settled once again, and the patient remains well on her usual medication.


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