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ACR and Arthritis Foundation release two guidelines on juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation (AF), released two guidelines on juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). One guideline aims to provide therapeutic approaches for non-systemic polyarthritis, sacroilitis and enthesitis; and the other focuses on the screening, monitoring and treatment of JIA with associated uveitis.

Juvenile arthritis (JA) is a common, chronic childhood disease that affects nearly 300,000 children in the United States. According to the AF, juvenile arthritis is not a disease in itself, but is an umbrella term used to describe the autoimmune and inflammatory conditions or pediatric rheumatic diseases, like JIA, that can develop in children younger than 16.

With JIA, the term idiopathic means "of unknown origin." All forms of JIA are associated with a decreased health-related quality of life, a risk for permanent joint damage, and the likelihood that the disease may persist into adulthood.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: news-medical.net

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