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Case Reports in Rheumatology
Volume 2011, Article ID 162857, 2 pages
Case Report

Concurrence of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis

Rheumatology Department, Mongi Slim University Hospital and University of Tunis El Manar, 2034 La Marsa, Tunisia

Received 24 November 2011; Accepted 25 December 2011

Academic Editors: S. C. Plastiras and T. K. Tso

Copyright © 2011 Ben Abdelghani Kaouther et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a 21-year-old female patient known to have Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who later developed multiple sclerosis (MS). The disease was documented on the brain and cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the visual evoked potential. Our case emphasizes the need to evaluate the symptoms and brain MRI carefully. The concurrence of MS and JIA is uncommon. The possible relationship between the 2 diseases was discussed.