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.
• 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|
Medical Association of Malta as representative of UEMO
Malta College of Family Doctors
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.
Dr Cecilia Mercieca
Mater Dei Hospital
Release Date: 1st November 2018
Accreditation Valid Until: 1st November 2019