Despite the increased care necessary to monitor such patients, the use of biologics has been a huge step forward in the field. Dr. Lynton showed a picture of a mother who didn’t have access to biologics at the start of her disease and had hands with permanent, disfiguring damage. She was seated next to her son with JIA, who had been treated early with biologics and had hands that appeared normal.
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“Biologics have revolutionized the outcomes in polyarticular JIA,” said Dr. Lynton.
Thomas R. Collins is a freelance writer living in South Florida.