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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

This is the second episode of a Rheumatology e-Learning Module inspired by the EULAR Campaign 'Don't Delay, Connect Today' and made possible by Association of Arthritis and Rheumatism – Malta (ARAM)

 

 

 

In this eLearning video, Dr Cecilia Mercieca discusses Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). JIA is a rare but important condition affecting about 1 in 1000 children. It is an umbrella term for a number of different conditions.

 

Learning Objectives


• To explain differential diagnosis and improve recognition of distinctive clinical features of JIA 
• To increase awareness on the different clinical patterns of the condition
• To emphasize the importance of performing appropriate investigations
• To increase familiarisation with management and with the special considerations which need to be considered when managing young people with JIA

 

Partner Organisation European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and Association of Arthritis and Rheumatism – Malta


Accreditation

 

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Medical Association of Malta  as representative of UEMO

 

0.5 Credits

 

Malta College of Family Doctors

 

applied for

 


About the Video

In this video, Dr Mercieca explains the different clinical presentations as well as the differential diagnoses of JIA. Dr. Mercieca also discusses the importance of taking a full history, performing comprehensive examination and the role of both laboratory and radiological investigations. The various treatment and management options are explained followed by a discussion on management of the transition between adolescence and adulthood.

This video is aimed at the non-Rheumatologist and aims to show that early referral does make a difference in the quality of life of the patient and improves outcomes.

 

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Contributor

Dr Cecilia Mercieca
Consultant Rheumatologist
Mater Dei Hospital


Release Date: 1st November 2018
Accreditation Valid Until:  1st November 2019

 

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