A Holistic Approach of Children with JIA

Dilek Yildiz, Berna Fidanci
2013 Annals of the Pediatric Rheumatology (APR)  
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is one of the common causes of chronic arthritis in children. Early diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis is essential for providing best outcomes and improved quality of life. JIA is a chronic condition so it is important to ensure individualized care of the child but also compliance of the family regarding the child' s illness. As children who have juvenile arthritis reach adulthood, they face possible continuing disease activity, medication-associated
more » ... dication-associated morbidity, life-long disability and risk for emotional and social dysfunction. In these patients, the basic goal is to decrease pain at the edematous joints, keep these children psychosocially and developmentally active, and in school. In this article, we will review the holistic care and management of JIA for children.
doi:10.5455/apr.011020131334 fatcat:cvk6ylbfgfc2dppaw3u5wuduze