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released: 23 Oct 2008 author: Bhatia K & Rahman N media release

Juvenile arthritis is one of the common chronic diseases affecting Australian children. The disease contributes significantly to ill health, affecting growth and skeletal maturity of children. The life course of the disease entails a variety of complications, activity limitations and need for regular support and care. This report brings together the latest data to highlight the impact of juvenile arthritis in Australia. It includes information on the prevalence, associated disability and management of the disease. The information should be useful to the broader community, policy makers and anyone with an interest in the health of children.

ISSN 1833-0991; ISBN 978 1 74024 822 8; Cat. no. PHE 101; 68pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction
      • What is juvenile arthritis?
      • Juvenile vs adult arthritis
      • History and classifications
      • Monitoring juvenile arthritis
      • This report
    2. Nature of the problem
      • The clinical problem
      • Diagnosis
      • Causal mechanisms and risk factors
      • Prognosis, complications and comorbidity
    3. Magnitude of the problem
      • Incidence and prevalence
      • Activity limitation
      • Health care service use
      • Mortality
    4. Impact on growth, functioning and quality of life
      • The experience of arthritis
      • Long-term outcomes
      • Juvenile arthritis and family
    5. Treatment and management
      • Management strategies
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      1. The International League Against Rheumatism classification of juvenile arthritis
      2. Data sources
      3. Definition of medical terms
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

Bhatia K & Rahman N 2008. Juvenile arthritis in Australia. Arthritis series no. 7. Cat. no. PHE 101. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 23 July 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468170>.

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