rheumatology
JIA

Emerging lung disorder seen in children with JIA


A rare but potentially deadly inflammatory lung disease is emerging among children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA), a case series from 37 institutions shows.   Paediatric rheumatologist Dr Vivian Saper from Stanford University, California, and colleagues noted that pleuritis and pleural effusion were the usual lung complications seen in sJIA, however, in the last decade, increasing ...

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