Disease activity and disability in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis one year following presentation to paediatric rheumatology. Results from the Childhood Arthritis Prospective Study

@inproceedings{Hyrich2010DiseaseAA,
  title={Disease activity and disability in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis one year following presentation to paediatric rheumatology. Results from the Childhood Arthritis Prospective Study},
  author={Kimme L Hyrich and Sham Lal and Helen Elisabeth Foster and Judith M. Thornton and Navid Adib and Eileen M Baildam and Janet MM Gardner-Medwin and Lucy R Wedderburn and Alice Chieng and Joyce E. Davidson and Wendy Thomson},
  booktitle={Rheumatology},
  year={2010}
}
OBJECTIVE Inflammatory arthritis in childhood is variable in terms of both presentation and outcome. This analysis describes disease activity in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) during the first year following presentation to a paediatric rheumatologist and identifies predictors of moderate to severe disability [defined using a Childhood HAQ (CHAQ) score >or=0.75] at 1 year. METHODS The Childhood Arthritis Prospective Study recruits children <16 years with new inflammatory… CONTINUE READING