Talk:Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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JIA is neither JRA nor JCA. JRA and JCA have other definitions than JIA, although JCA and JIA do not differ as much. Even in scientific literature people seem to use "JIA" simply as a new term for JRA (in America) or JCA (in Europe) while still using the old definitions. When I get some time I will try to add some info to the article. Greetings, Birka -- (talk) 00:09, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

It's the same disease. JIA is simply the ILAR terminology. With the Durban criteria, things got straight. --Wintereu (user talk) 15:25, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Pain and sleep disorders[edit]

I had recently added some information in regards to JIA and pain and sleep disorders. I also had linked an external website ( on the main page, and I received a comment saying that it was not appropriate for me to link to this website, and that all my information I had posted had been deleted. While I agree that the purpose of Wikipedia is not to advertise or to promote outside sources, I also believe that the OThealthliteracy website provides valuable information to the population, and that the information on pain and sleep disorders in JIA should not be edited out completely, as it is now. Instead of linking the webpage in the article, would it instead be ok to reference the webpage? The OThealthliteracy page is a University-run website, and not for commercial purposes. Many families are not aware of how to access these free resources and we feel that providing information and resources to health care providers and to families of children with JIA is invaluable to the treatment and management of pain and sleep disorders in JIA. Thank you very much for your time, Research87 (talk) 16:04, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Should treatment for SJIA be mentioned specifically since there are drugs approved specifically for SJIA[edit]

Should Treatment section highlight to what extent the Treatment will depend on the type of JIA diagnosed ? - Rod57 (talk) 13:19, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Prognosis section seems very dated - uses 1999 source[edit]

Should SJIA be mentioned in Prognosis (which at the moment is very vague) - Recent drugs for SJIA should have changed things ? - Rod57 (talk) 13:27, 23 December 2015 (UTC)


There is a lot of information presented on occupational therapy for a child with IJR. However, there is minimal information regarding physical therapy for this diagnosis. Adding additional specifics and detail on the physical therapy aspect of treatment might be helpful and informative. Kplourde8 (talk) 19:38, 29 September 2017 (UTC) Kuntze, G. et. al. (2017) Exercise therapy in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


The prognosis section mentions "possible future genetic testing" and should be updated. Current evidence has shown there have been links found in genetic testing for JIA. [1]

Article Evaluation: The article "Juvenile idiopathic arthritis" is relevant to the topic of JIA. However, the prognosis section is referenced by an article with evidence from 1999. Not all facts are backed up with sources, and some that are referenced need updating to more recent evidence. There is no bias within the article and information is presented in a neutral manner. This article does a great job at defining terms. The only thing that distracted me in the article was the section on celebrities with JIA. [1] --Minardesgaio (talk) 14:50, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Article Evaluation: I specifically would like to add more information to the prognosis section of JIA. Much of the information that is included in that section is older information, and with the medical world constantly changing, I think there is more to be said about prognosis.Hpeabody (talk) 23:38, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Differential Diagnoses[edit]

There should be more information regarding differential diagnoses. There is only one other disorder discussed but there are many other issues such as infections and systemic disorders that may mimic the onset of JIA. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thibault110583 (talkcontribs) 20:52, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Peer Review[edit]

This is a good start, and a lot of the bases are covered. The lead section appears to be complete and concise. In the “Therapy” section, it mentions “the best approach to treating a child with JIA…” This does not sound neutral. I think it should say “JIA treatment commonly involves…” or “Using an interdisciplinary approach in treating children with JIA has shown to be effective.” In the “references” section, one of the sources (28-30) are not cited properly.Cdoyon1 (talk) 20:14, 12 October 2017 (UTC)Cdoyon1

I agree Courtney, we should edit the article so that it is more neutral when it presents treatment options. --Minardesgaio (talk) 03:06, 23 October 2017 (UTC)

I believe most of the article is correct besides some minor changes that could be made. Differential diagnoses could be touched upon in greater detail, along with a bit more information on who may be more at risk for developing JIA and risk factors. Additional resources that are more current would also be helpful, as some of the sources are somewhat outdated. Otherwise, there is not much to be done with this page. Kplourde8 (talk) 22:03, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

It would be nice to have a statement of average years of survival from time of diagnosis. Also, in the treatment section, maybe find some research on any surgeries that can be done for worst-case scenario. Lee122013 (talk) 16:13, 24 October 2017 (UTC)Lee122013

Good overall, this is a very informative page. A couple areas that I think should be expanded on, if there is information on it, is to update and be more expansive on the prognosis section. Also if the epidemiology section could be expanded would benefit the readers, if statistics could be included will provided increased knowledgeWoodem (talk) 18:11, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

It seems like there have been a variety of areas identified that need improvement. I agree that all information regarding JIA should be available for parents to access, and hopefully citing the website will be approved. Improved treatment for physical therapy is a great area to expand on and provide additional evidence based research. I also agree that expanding on the cause of JIA and epidemiology would be really beneficial. Glavinm (talk) 15:19, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

General Consideration to improve the Article[edit]

This is a well written, thorough article with a few edits that could be made for improvements. First, there seems to be limited information in the diagnosis section of JIA. More sources could be added to support the statements made in this section. Elaborations on the nature of the diagnostic tests could be added in this section as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Msouza224 (talkcontribs) 18:14, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

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  1. ^ {{cite journal|last1=Prahalad|first1=Sampath|last2=Glass|first2=David|title=A comprehensive review of the genetics of juvenile idiopathic arthritis|journal=Pediatric Rheumatology|date=July 21, 2008|volume=6|issue=11|doi= September 2017}