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20-10-2015 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Book Chapter | Article

4. Diagnosis

Author: Angelo Ravelli

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Abstract

As juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a diagnosis of exclusion, each child who presents with signs or symptoms suggesting this disease must undergo a complete clinical evaluation, which should include a careful family and personal history, inquiry into recent pathologic events (namely a trauma, pharyngitis, or gastrointestinal infection), and a thorough physical examination.

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