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16-08-2017 | Juvenile idiopathic arthritis | Editorial | Article

What’s in a name: The complexity of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Author:
Sangeeta Sule
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic rheumatic disease in childhood [1]. It is a complex inflammatory disease with multifactorial pathogenesis including genetic predisposition and environmental factors leading to chronic inflammatory response. The resulting autoimmune disease manifests as synovial tissue inflammation, leading to chronic arthritis [2].

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