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Arthritis of the Temporomandibular Joints in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis- Pilot Study on Diagnostic Value of Ultrasonography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Influence of Drug Treatment
This study is currently Recruiting
December 2008 By University Hospital Tuebingen
First Recieved on December 2, 2008
Last Updated on December 2, 2008
Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) suffer in up to 87% of the cases of
arthritis of the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the
only modality for the early diagnosis of TMJ involvement.
Aim of the study is to compare symptoms and clinical findings with MRI and ultrasonography
results and to describe the action of the current medication on the arthritis of the TMJs.
||Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
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|Procedure:Steroid injection into the TMJs.|
In case of otherwise noncontrollable TMJ involvement steroids are injected into arthritic TMJs under MRI guidance.
|Ages Eligible for Study:||7 Years|
|Genders Eligible for Study:||Both|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
- Children with defined JIA.
- Children without defined diagnosis of JIA.
- Investigator: Nikolay Tzaribachev, MD - Principal Investigator - University Hospital Tuebingen