Indian Journal of Rheumatology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 22--26

Long-term outcome in juvenile idiopathic arthritis


Amita Aggarwal, Sajjan Shenoy, Ranjan Gupta 
 Department of Clinical Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India

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Amita Aggarwal
Department of Clinical Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
India

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a chronic arthritis of childhood that continues in adulthood in about two-third children. In the past, it was associated with significant morbidity as reflected by physical disability, joint deformities, growth abnormalities, joint loss necessitating joint replacement at a young age along with decline in the psychosocial qual- ity of life. In addition, most children took more time to complete education though they achieved their full potential in the end. In recent years, with better and early control of disease activity with the use of intra-articular steroids, methotrexate and biologics, the outcome has improved significantly with a hope that in future these children will have a near normal life.


How to cite this article:
Aggarwal A, Shenoy S, Gupta R. Long-term outcome in juvenile idiopathic arthritis .Indian J Rheumatol 2012;7:22-26


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Aggarwal A, Shenoy S, Gupta R. Long-term outcome in juvenile idiopathic arthritis . Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Nov 23 ];7:22-26
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