Treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: approach to patients who fail standard therapy

J Rheumatol. 1996 Sep;23(9):1652-6.


Approaches to the initial management of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and comprehensive therapeutic strategies for the management of children who fail to respond to first line treatment are reviewed. Guidelines for introducing advanced antirheumatic drugs, combination therapy, experimental agents, and alternative forms of therapy are considered.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
  • Antirheumatic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / therapy*
  • Complementary Therapies / methods
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intra-Articular
  • Retreatment
  • Steroids / administration & dosage
  • Steroids / therapeutic use


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Antirheumatic Agents
  • Steroids