Juvenile Chronic Arthritis (JCA) is a chronic disease still lacking a complete therapeutic solution. Therapy traditionally used consists of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and in some selected cases of gold salt and immunosuppressive agents. Recently, the possibility has been described of a dietary supplementation of n-3 fatty acids in addition to conventional pharmacotherapy. The aim of our study is to demonstrate the real efficacy of this dietary supplementation on JCA symptoms. The group of 16 patients treated, compared to a control group of 16 patients, has shown a significant decrease of CRP.
|Translated title of the contribution||Use of n-3 fatty acids in Juvenile Chronic Arthritis (JCA)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health