Diagnosis and treatment of enthesitis-related arthritis.

TitleDiagnosis and treatment of enthesitis-related arthritis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWeiss PF
JournalAdolesc Health Med Ther
Date Published2012 Jun

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a chronic, inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. The enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) JIA category describes a clinically heterogeneous group of children including some who have predominately enthesitis, enthesitis and arthritis, juvenile ankylosing spondylitis, or inflammatory bowel disease-associated arthropathy. ERA accounts for 10%-20% of JIA. Common clinical manifestations of ERA include arthritis, enthesitis, and acute anterior uveitis. Axial disease is also common in children with established ERA. Treatment regimens for ERA, many of them based on adults with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, include the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, and biologic agents either individually or in combination.

Alternate JournalAdolesc Health Med Ther
PubMed ID23236258
PubMed Central IDPMC3518441
Grant ListK23 AR059749 / AR / NIAMS NIH HHS / United States