Achievement of a state of inactive disease at least once in the first 5 years predicts better outcome of patients with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

@article{Magnani2009AchievementOA,
  title={Achievement of a state of inactive disease at least once in the first 5 years predicts better outcome of patients with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis.},
  author={Alessandra Magnani and Angela Pistorio and Silvia Magni-Manzoni and Alessandra Falcone and Giuseppina Lombardini and M{\'a}rcia Lima Bandeira and Federica Rossi and Ilaria Sala and Alberto Martini and Angelo Ravelli},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={628-34}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the achievement of inactive disease in the first 5 years predicts a more favorable outcome of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS We reviewed clinical charts of 123 patients who started taking methotrexate, were followed for at least 5 years, and received a yearly assessment in the first 5 years. At each yearly visit, the presence of inactive disease was assessed. Patients were divided into 3 groups: (1) patients who never reached… CONTINUE READING

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