Title

Diagnosis and treatment of enthesitis-related arthritis.

Year of Publication

2012

Author

Number of Pages

67-74

Date Published

2012 Jun

ISSN Number

1179-318X

Abstract

<p>Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a chronic, inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. The enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) JIA category describes a clinically heterogeneous group of children including some who have predominately enthesitis, enthesitis and arthritis, juvenile ankylosing spondylitis, or inflammatory bowel disease-associated arthropathy. ERA accounts for 10%-20% of JIA. Common clinical manifestations of ERA include arthritis, enthesitis, and acute anterior uveitis. Axial disease is also common in children with established ERA. Treatment regimens for ERA, many of them based on adults with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, include the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, and biologic agents either individually or in combination.</p>

DOI

10.2147/AHMT.S25872

Alternate Title

Adolesc Health Med Ther

PMID

23236258

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