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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
Print version ISSN 0256-9574

Abstract

SCOTT, C  and  BRICE, N. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis - an update on its diagnosis and management. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2015, vol.105, n.12, pp.1079-1079. ISSN 2078-5135.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/samj.2015.v105i12.10223.

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common form of chronic arthritis in children and the most common cause of musculoskeletal disability in children. Early diagnosis may be challenging, but it is essential to ensure good outcomes. This review proposes an approach to the investigation and diagnosis of JIA. It also gives a summary of the latest available evidence-based treatment for this disease.

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