The clinical effectiveness of intra-articular corticosteroids for arthritis of the lower limb in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a systematic review

Heidi Jennings, Kym Henessy, Gordon Hendry

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    Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) commonly affects joints of the lower limb including the knee, ankle, subtalar and other foot joints. Intra-articular corticosteroid injections (IACIs) are considered to be effective for short-term
    relief of synovitis, however, there appears to be a significant lack of published evidence from comparative effectiveness studies. The aim of this study was to identify and critically appraise the evidence for the efficacy of lower limb IACIs in
    children/adolescents with JIA.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages21
    JournalPediatric Rheumatology
    Issue number23
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014



    • lower limb
    • steroid treatment
    • juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    • systematic review

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