Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics

Volume 8 Number 1, January 2003
Abstract

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in Hong Kong and Its Current Management

TL Lee, YL Lau
Other collaborating authors of the Inter-hospital JIA Surveillance Group:
W Chan, PY Chow, WP Chu, J Hui, PW Ko, KP Lee, SY Lee, WK Lee, CW Leung, DCK Luk, KC Tse

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common form of childhood arthritis and one of the more common chronic childhood illnesses in the Western countries. This paper is the retrospective surveillance study of this condition in Chinese children receiving treatment in the Paediatric Units of Public Hospitals. The new classification and current management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis is also updated. (HK J Paediatr (new series) 2003;8:21-30)

Key words : Chinese children; Classification; Juvenile idiopathic arthritis; Management review; Surveillance



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