What are the treatment approaches to juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: David D Sherry, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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A team-based approach to the treatment of JIA can be helpful. Management may include 1 or all of the following areas:

  • Pharmacologic therapy with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), biologic agents, or intra-articular and oral corticosteroids

  • Psychosocial interventions

  • Measures to enhance school performance (eg, academic counseling)

  • Improved nutrition

  • Physical therapy

  • Occupational therapy

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