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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

Sponsor: University Hospital Tuebingen
Collaborators:
Information provided by: University Hospital Tuebingen
Identifier: NCT00801593

Purpose

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.

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:7 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: - Children with defined JIA. Exclusion Criteria: - Children without defined diagnosis of JIA.

Investigators

  • Investigator: Nikolay Tzaribachev, MD - Principal Investigator - University Hospital Tuebingen

Locations

  • University Children's Hospital

    Tuebingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg 72076 Germany

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