A cohort research in Taiwan with a community focus looked at the clinical traits of kids with juvenile idiopathic arthritis using the ILAR bracket criteria.

Peter S Sander


The end of the study was to describe the clinical features of children affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) under the International League of Associations for Rheumatology- deduced bracket criteria in a community- grounded setting.


Successive cases of JIA from defined geographic areas of Taiwan were diagnosed and followed in an experimental cohort from 1995 to 2010. In addition to the clinical and laboratory data needed for the International League of Associations for Rheumatology system, information about the drug and complaint exertion during the study period was also recorded.


Out of 292 children with habitual common pain, 195 were diagnosed as JIA systemic arthritis( 19), oligoarthritis( patient16.4; extended6.7), polyarthritis rheumatoid factor-negative(11.8), polyarthritis rheumatoid factor-positive(4.6), psoriatic arthritis(1.5), enthesitis- related arthritis( period;37.4), and undifferentiated arthritis(2.6). Mortal leukocyte antigen- B27 was positive in82.2 of cases with period. Uveitis was observed in6.7 of cases. Disease- modifyinganti-rheumatic medicines, including birth specifics, were used in73.3 of children during the experimental period. At the last follow- up, 40 of cases endured a continuously active or relapsing course.


Compared with former reports on Western populations, a remarkably high frequence was set up in the period of the Chinese cohort, but a fairly low rate of uveitis. Ongoing complaint exertion was apparent in a substantial number of children. These results handed a good starting point in understanding the epidemiology of this serious complaint in the Chinese population.