News in brief: JIA flares seen in kids during lockdown; Doctors hit the bottle to relieve pandemic distress; Recurrent swelling common in joints affected by RA

Arthritis flares seen in kids with JIA during lockdown The first COVID-19 lockdown was associated with a higher rate of joint inflammation in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). An Italian study compared disease flare in 250 children before (March – June 2019) and during lockdown (March -June 2020). The study found the rate of ...

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