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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in Adolescence and Young Adulthood

  • Kirsten MindenEmail author
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Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)

Abstract

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease in adolescents and young adults (AYA). AYA with JIA have a different disease spectrum than children with JIA, different clinical characteristics than patients with adult-onset arthritis and their disease requires suitable measuring instruments to assess the therapeutic responses and health of young people. A holistic management approach is essential in the treatment of AYA in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

Keywords

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis Clinical features in adolescence and young adulthood Therapeutic approach Adult outcomes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Charité – University Medicine Berlin, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical ImmunologyBerlinGermany
  2. 2.German Rheumatism Research Center (DRFZ), Epidemiology Unit, a Leibniz InstituteBerlinGermany

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