The efficacy and safety of intraarticular corticosteroid therapy for coxitis in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Neidel2002TheEA,
  title={The efficacy and safety of intraarticular corticosteroid therapy for coxitis in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Jasper Neidel and Martina Boehnke and R Michael K{\"u}ster},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2002},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={1620-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the efficacy and safety of intraarticular triamcinolone hexacetonide (IATH) for the treatment of coxitis in patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). METHODS Fifty consecutive patients with JRA and coxitis were studied prospectively. Forty-eight children received IATH in 67 arthritic hips. The remaining 2 children exhibited 3 cases of femoral head necrosis (FHN) at the initial assessment and were only followed up; both were receiving long-term systemic steroids… CONTINUE READING

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