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Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2014 Mar-Apr;16(2):185-95. doi: 10.5604/15093492.1105236.

Physiotherapy in pauciarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Case study.

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1
Department of Rehabilitation in Rheumatology, Prof. Eleonora Reicher Rheumatology Institute, Warsaw, Poland.
2
Warsaw Medical University, 2nd Medical Faculty, Physiotherapy Department, Warsaw, Poland.
3
Medical University of Warsaw, Faculty of Health Science, Division of Biophysics and Human Physiology, Warsaw, Poland.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
25041889
DOI:
10.5604/15093492.1105236
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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