Juvenile Arthritis


Daniel J. Lovell, MD, MPH: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

April 05, 2021

This week, Rheumatology Network sat down with Daniel J. Lovell, MD, MPH, to discuss his study, “Prevalence of autoimmune diseases and other associated conditions in children and young adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.”

Children Face Added Risks With Corticosteroid Use

October 22, 2020

Children who take oral corticosteroids for autoimmune conditions, such as juvenile arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease or other conditions, like asthma, have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, say researchers writing in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Genomic Risk Scores May Enhance JIA Diagnosis

October 05, 2020

In juvenile idiopathic arthritis, predictive genomic risk scores may enhance current diagnosis protocols, prioritizing higher-risk patients for follow-up and reducing treatment delays, according to a study published this month in Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.

Tofacitinib Approved for Juvenile Arthritis

September 30, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved tofacitinib Xeljanz, Pfizer) for the treatment of children and adolescents two years and older with active polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pcJIA).

Tocilizumab May Help Uveitis in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

March 03, 2020

Tocilizumab might be a useful adjunctive therapeutic option for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis that doesn't respond to TNFi treatment, say researchers recently writing in The Lancet Rheumatology.

Psoriasis Risk Rises with TNF Inhibitor Use in Pediatric Inflammatory Diseases

November 27, 2019

Children with inflammatory bowel disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and chronic noninfectious osteomyelitis who were treated with TNF inhibitors had a higher rate of incident psoriasis than those not exposed to these biologics, say researchers recently writing in Arthritis Care & Research.