Disease of the year: juvenile idiopathic arthritis--differential diagnosis

Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2014 Feb;22(1):42-55. doi: 10.3109/09273948.2013.835430. Epub 2013 Oct 9.


Purpose: The purpose of this review is to comprehensively explain the differential diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis.

Methods: Web-based literature review.

Results: Main diagnostic decisions are made through a thorough anterior segment exam and a comprehensive exploration of past medical and family history.

Conclusions: High clinical suspicion of other uveitic entities occurring in children is necessary and must be excluded by the practitioner before immediate diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis is made.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Juvenile / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Infant