What is the role of anakinra in the treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: David D Sherry, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Patients who sustain or develop active fever while on systemic steroid therapy can be started on anakinra. This agent may be a first choice in patients who have had significant active systemic disease for at least 6 months.


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