Facioskeletal changes in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

@article{Twilt2006FacioskeletalCI,
  title={Facioskeletal changes in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.},
  author={Marinka Twilt and Alcuin J M Schulten and P Nicolaas and Arzu D{\"u}lger and Lisette W. A. Van Suijlekom-Smit},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={823-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the facioskeletal morphology in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) with and without temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement. METHODS Eighty five patients were included. TMJ involvement was defined by orthopantomogram alterations. Lateral cephalograms were used to determine linear and angular measurements and occlusion. RESULTS Patients regardless of their TMJ status had a 67% chance for retrognathia and a 52% chance for posterior rotation of the… CONTINUE READING