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Pediatría (Asunción)

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MOREL AYALA, Zoilo. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Pediatr. (Asunción) [online]. 2009, vol.36, n.3, pp.223-231. ISSN 1683-9803.

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a term that describes a heterogeneous group of chronic inflammatory arthritic conditions occurring in persons under age 16 and which last 6 weeks or more, when other diseases have been excluded.  The purpose of this review is to report on changes that have been made in classification and diagnosis of the condition, and to mention some aspects of its treatment to promote better understanding of these conditions, in which roles exist for practitioners from a number of disciplines, including pediatricians, pediatric rheumatologists, physiatrists, traumatologists, psychologists, and others from specialties related to specific affected systems.

Keywords : Juvenile idiopathic arthritis; classification; juvenile spondyloarthropathy; diagnosis; treatment.

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