Abstract:Childhood idiopathic arthritis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) encompasses chronic childhood joint diseases characterized by remissions and exacerbations. 1 Many of these patients will have persistent clinical disease after adolescence, requiring transfer to an adult rheumatologic clinic. 2 There are several subtypes of JIA, and this variability is reflected in their clinical, laboratory, and immunogenetic manifestations. 1 Polyarticular JIA (seropositive or seronegative) is the form that most closely r… Show more
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