What is the role of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in 4 or fewer joints?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: David D Sherry, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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NSAIDs alone may be adequate for patients with involvement of a single joint and other indications of low disease activity (eg, normal inflammatory marker levels); response should be evident within 2 months. For other patients, NSAIDs may be used as adjunctive treatment, as needed.


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