The Temporomandibular Joint in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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  • Peter Stoustrup
  • Melissa A. Lerman, University of Pennsylvania
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  • Marinka Twilt, University of Calgary

Patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) often have involvement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) during their disease course. Active arthritis of the TMJ remains difficult to assess. Clinical signs and symptoms alone are unreliable, and active TMJ arthritis needs confirmation by gadolinium-enhanced MRI. In recent years, changes in treatment approach have occurred. This article discusses the latest evidence on diagnosis and treatment of JIA-associated TMJ arthritis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalRheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
Pages (from-to)607-617
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

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    Research areas

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Temporomandibular joint, Temporomandibular joint arthritis, Temporomandibular joint involvement, Treatment, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders/diagnostic imaging, Humans, Arthritis, Juvenile/diagnostic imaging, Temporomandibular Joint/diagnostic imaging

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