Overview of the radiology of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)

Eur J Radiol. 2000 Feb;33(2):94-101. doi: 10.1016/s0720-048x(99)00152-7.


Plain films remain the basic tool for diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). In this paper, we review the new classification of JIA: systemic arthritis. oligoarthritis (persistent), oligoarthritis (extended), polyarticular arthritis (rheumatoid factor negative), polyarticular arthritis (rheumatoid factor positive), enthesitis-related arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and unclassified arthritis. We will also review regional abnormalities of three stages: an early stage, an intermediate stage, a late stage, as well as the differential diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / diagnostic imaging*
  • Arthrography
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Joints / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male