Linear growth and final height in patients with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis treated with longterm glucocorticoids.
- Published Article
The Journal of rheumatology
- Publication Date
Jun 01, 2002
These data suggest that chronic inflammation and prednisone therapy may adversely affect growth in patients with JIA, and that final height may be closely dependent both on the severity of growth retardation during the active phase of the disease and on linear growth after remission. Thus treatments like growth hormone presently under investigation to improve final height may be most effective when given early after disease onset and/or at remission.
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