When is inpatient care indicated for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: David D Sherry, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Inpatient care is required for persisting fevers of unknown origin or when children with known JIA have severe exacerbation of disease.

Admit for evaluation any child who loses the ability to walk for unknown reasons.

The development of pericarditis in children with systemic-onset JIA is usually an indication for admission.


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