Children who have severe and persistent
juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), during or even
after treatment, may be considered for therapies that have been proved to be
safe and effective for adult
rheumatoid arthritis or other
autoimmune disease but have yet to be fully studied
for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Examples of such therapies include:
Giannini EH, Brunner HI (2005). Treatment of juvenile
rheumatoid arthritis. In WJ Koopman, LW Moreland, eds., Arthritis and Allied Conditions, 15th ed., vol. 1, pp.
1301–1318. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Weiss JR, Ilowite NT (2005). Juvenile idiopathic
arthritis. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 52(2):
June 5, 2012
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
& John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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