How important is early magnetic resonance imaging of the temporomandibular joint for the treatment of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a retrospective analysis

@article{Hauser2014HowII,
  title={How important is early magnetic resonance imaging of the temporomandibular joint for the treatment of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a retrospective analysis},
  author={Raphael A. Hauser and Silke Schroeder and Elvira Cannizzaro and Lukas Konstantin Muller and Christian J Kellenberger and Rotraud Katharina Saurenmann},
  journal={Pediatric Rheumatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={12},
  pages={1-7}
}
BackgroundTemporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis is common in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), but often clinically asymptomatic. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most reliable examination method, but requires sedation in young children. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether early TMJ MRI will change the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed JIA.MethodsSingle center chart review of all patients with a diagnosis of JIA between January 2007 and December 2010… CONTINUE READING

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