Long-term outcome in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

  title={Long-term outcome in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.},
  author={Kirsten Minden and Martina Niewerth and Joachim Listing and Thomas Biedermann and Matthias Bollow and Monika Sch{\"o}ntube and Angela Zink},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={46 9},
OBJECTIVE To describe the long-term outcome of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS All patients with JIA referred to a pediatric rheumatology center between 1978 and 1988 were identified and invited to undergo an assessment. Patients with JIA from a population-based cohort from East Berlin were included. The outcome assessment considered changes in body function and structure (e.g., mortality, joint abnormalities, disease activity), activities at the individual level (Health… CONTINUE READING
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