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Table 1.  

Characteristics of Disease Outcome Measures

Table 2.  

Pediatric Core Set Components

Table 3.  

Disease Activity Score (DAS) Components and Equations for the DAS and DAS28

Table 4.  

Clinical Remission in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Measuring Clinical Response and Remission in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Conclusion



The development of outcome measures in JIA remains a challenge, given the heterogeneity of the diseases and the multiple components that must be included within each index. The development of a continuous measure of disease activity and the identification of biomarkers have significant promise as important outcome measures in this population.

Reprint Address

Carol A. Wallace, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, 4800 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA Tel: +1 206 987 2057; e-mail: [email protected]


ACR = American College of Rheumatology; DAS = Disease Activity Score; CHAQ = Child Health Assessment Questionnaire; JIA = juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

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