Scientific article

Systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis: the changing life of a rare disease

Published inSchweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, vol. 142, w13582
Publication date2012

Systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SoJIA), sometimes called Still's disease, is a systemic inflammatory disease classified within the spectrum of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). It is an orphan disease with often a chronic course and a major impact on the affected children and their families. This disorder is unique in terms of clinical manifestations, prognosis and response to conventional immunosuppressants. The objectives of this review are to describe SoJIA and emphasise the recent advances in the pathogenesis and treatment, which have transformed the care and the prognosis of this potentially life-threatening paediatric condition.

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/therapeutic use
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized/therapeutic use
  • Antirheumatic Agents/therapeutic use
  • Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid/complications/diagnosis/drug therapy
  • Child, Preschool
  • Exanthema/etiology
  • Female
  • Fever/etiology
  • Humans
  • Indomethacin/therapeutic use
  • Methotrexate/therapeutic use
  • Quality of Life
  • Steroids/therapeutic use
Citation (ISO format)
CIMAZ, Rolando, VON SCHEVEN, Annette, HOFER, Michael. Systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis: the changing life of a rare disease. In: Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, 2012, vol. 142, p. w13582. doi: 10.4414/smw.2012.13582
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ISSN of the journal0036-7672

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