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

2. Disease classification

Author: Angelo Ravelli

Publisher: Springer International Publishing


Over the years, several classification systems for chronic arthritis in childhood have been proposed. In the 1970 s, two sets of criteria were developed: those for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), devised by a committee of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), and those for juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA), established by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).

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