Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2012 Apr;59(2):301-27. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2012.03.014.


Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) encompasses a complex group of disorders with arthritis as a common feature. This article provides the pediatrician with a review of the epidemiology, classification, clinical manifestations, and complications of JIA. It also provides an update on the current understanding of the cause of JIA and recent developments in management and a recent review of the long-term outcome in JIA.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
  • Antirheumatic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Arthritis, Juvenile* / complications
  • Arthritis, Juvenile* / diagnosis
  • Arthritis, Juvenile* / epidemiology
  • Arthritis, Juvenile* / therapy
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Immunologic Factors / therapeutic use
  • Physical Therapy Modalities


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Antirheumatic Agents
  • Immunologic Factors