• SENTHILRAJA MANIVANNAN J.k.K.Nattraja College of Pharmacy
  • Prasanth K Sidella
  • Lakshmi I
  • Sambath K Ramanathan



 Objective: The objective was to study the functional disability, and clinical manifestations in children diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in Bhavani town, Tamil Nadu. JIA is a mixed group of disorders among various populations with various clinical manifestations. We have carried out a study herein the data presented.

Methods: Patient's diagnosis of arthritis with an age group of 10-15 years presenting to tertiary care hospital, Bhavani town, Tamil Nadu for a period of 4 months in the year of 2013-2014. A retrospective study have been conducted and reclassified as JIA based on the International League of Association for Rheumatology (ILAR) JIA diagnostic criteria.

Results: Totally 45 patients with arthritis at age of 10-15 years were evaluated during a period of 6 months at the hospital. These patients were further analyzed by ILAR JIA criteria. Average age of disease onset among 15 patients (33.33%) were 6 years with an average age at first visit to the hospital being 7 years and with a male to female ratio of 2:4. Polyarticular rheumatoid factor (RF) negative JIA, at 44.5% was the most frequent type of chronic arthritis encountered. 4.5% polyarticular RF was positive and JIA. 17.7% diagnoses with psoriatic arthritis among the population.

Conclusion: Polyarticular RF negative which was the subtype in JIA was found to be high at Bhavani town, Tamil Nadu. There is a need to elucidate environmental factors of JIA in this region.

Keywords: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Bhavani town, Clinical manifestations, International League of Association for Rheumatology, Rheumatoid factor.


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How to Cite

MANIVANNAN, S., P. K. Sidella, L. I, and S. K. Ramanathan. “CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS IN TAMILNADU”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 7, no. 5, Nov. 2014, pp. 9-12,