n South African Medical Journal - Article - juvenile idiopathic arthritis - an update on its diagnosis and management : continuing medical education

Volume 105, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common form of chronic arthritis in children and the most common cause of musculoskeletal disability in children. Early diagnosis may be challenging, but it is essential to ensure good outcomes. This review proposes an approach to the investigation and diagnosis of JIA. It also gives a summary of the latest available evidence-based treatment for this disease.

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