Isolated temporomandibular synovitis as unique presentation of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

G. Martini, U. Bacciliero, A. Tregnaghi, M. C. Montesco, F. Zulian

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Abstract

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement is quite frequent in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). We describe a 15-year-old girl with isolated TMJ arthritis presenting as a unique manifestation of JIA, and its successful treatment. She underwent arthroscopic synovectomy followed by intraarticular steroid injection. Early use of synovectomy and intraarticular steroids in TMJ arthritis may reduce pain, improve jaw function, and prevent irreversible deformities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1689-1692
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume28
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Temporomandibular joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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