Risk Factors for Temporomandibular Joint Arthritis in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
The Journal of Rheumatology, 05/16/2012
Stoll ML et al. – Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis was identified in a substantial proportion of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) (43%) and affects all JIA categories. TMJ arthritis was present in some patients despite limited or otherwise quiescent disease and in the presence of concurrent systemic immunomodulatory therapy. Routine evaluation for TMJ arthritis by MRI is warranted for all children with JIA.