What are the treatment options for systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) with low activity without active systemic features?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: David D Sherry, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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NSAID therapy, with intra-articular joint injections as needed, may be adequate for patients with low disease activity who do not have hip involvement or radiographic signs of joint damage. After up to 1 month, however, methotrexate can be added for patients with any degree of disease severity who continue to have active arthritis.

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