Oral Health in Children and Adolescents With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Marit S. Skeie; Elisabeth G. Gil; Lena Cetrelli; Annika Rosén; Johannes Fischer; Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm; Keijo Luukko; Xieqi Shi; Astrid J. Feuerherm; Abhijit Sen; Paula Frid; Marite Rygg; Athanasia Bletsa


BMC Oral Health. 2019;19(285) 

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Despite of limitations, periodontal diseases and TMD were found to be more frequent in children and adolescents with JIA compared with healthy peers. Regarding the association between the prevalence of oral and TMJ diseases or oral conditions in relation to activity and severity of JIA, no solid conclusion could be drawn. This systematic review and meta-analysis concluded that more high quality research with large sample size is required in this field.