Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Adam L Reinhardt, Steven Craig

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Definition Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a term used to describe a group of chronic arthropathies involving individuals 16 years of age or younger. A diagnosis of JIA requires evidence of a persistent arthritis for at least 6 weeks. A subtype is delineated 6 months into the disease course based on number of joints involved and clinical characteristics (Tables 28, 29).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRheumatology
Subtitle of host publicationA Color Handbook
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781840766349
ISBN (Print)9781840761733
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Reinhardt, A. L., & Craig, S. (2013). Juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In Rheumatology: A Color Handbook (pp. 103-112). CRC Press.