Disease Activity in Black Children with pJIA Higher Than in Whites, Study Shows

Disease Activity in Black Children with pJIA Higher Than in Whites, Study Shows

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Disease Activity in Black Children with pJIA Higher Than in Whites, Study Shows

Use of a treat-to-target approach, combined with a tool to support clinical decisions, significantly lowered disease activity in children with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) regardless of race and disease duration, a study shows. However, pre-existing racial disparities such as higher disease activity in Black patients persisted over time, even though these children showed drops in disease activity similar to other racial groups. Further research is needed to better understand racial differences in JIA at the…

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