Physiotherapy in Pauciarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Case Study Beata Żuk, Zofia Kaczor, Berenika Żuk-Drążyk, Krystyna Księżopolska-Orłowska Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2014; 16(2):185-195 ICID: 1105236
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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common arthropathy of childhood and adolescence. This term encompasses a group of chronic systemic inflammatory diseases of the connective tissue which cause arthritis in patients under 16 years of age lasting at least 6 weeks. The authors presented the characteristic features of physiotherapy based on functional examination results on the basis of two cases of girls with pauciarticular JIA treated according to an established pharmacological regimen. Physiotherapy should be introduced at an early stage of the disease. Kinesiotherapy preceded by history-taking and a functional examination of the patient, has to focus on both primary and secondary joint lesions.
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