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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: medical aspects 

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: medical aspects
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: medical aspects

Clarissa Pilkington

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date: 28 June 2022

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is defined as an arthritis persisting for at least 6 weeks

The cause may relate to the immune system response to a stimulus with a synovial or systemic manifestation

Classification depends on the clinical picture and the immunological markers

Joint sepsis is often a differential diagnosis

Most cases respond to simple measures, a few need a structured medical management plan. Surgery is indicated in 10% of cases. All require physiotherapy

Complications may occur secondary to the disease or its treatment.

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