What does an adult rheumatologist need to know about juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

@article{Coulson2014WhatDA,
  title={What does an adult rheumatologist need to know about juvenile idiopathic arthritis?},
  author={Elizabeth J Coulson and Helen J M Hanson and Helen Elisabeth Foster},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={2155-66}
}
JIA is the most common chronic inflammatory arthritis in children and young people and an estimated one-third of individuals will have persistent active disease into adulthood. There are a number of key differences in the clinical manifestations, assessment and management of JIA compared with adult-onset arthritis. Transition and transfer to adult services present significant challenges for many patients, their families and health care professionals. We describe key clinical issues relevant to… CONTINUE READING