|Funding||NIHR HTA and Versus Arthritis|
|Portfolio||Paediatric, foetal and maternal health|
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the name for a type of arthritis that primarily affects young people and whose cause is unknown. ‘Arthritis’ means inflammation of the joints, but in JIA the inflammation could also affect the eyes and internal organs. Around 30-40% of children with JIA are at risk of inflammation of the uvea in the eye, known as uveitis. In one third of the children who develop uveitis, the disease is of significant severity to cause visual loss, cataracts, increased pressure in the eye and blindness. The purpose of the study was to look at how effective the use adalimumab in combination with methotrexate is compared to using methotrexate (MTX) alone for the treatment of JIA- associated uveitis. Participants were ramdomised to get standard treatment of MTX with a placebo or standard treatment of MTX with adalimumab. Participants took their treatment for a maximum of 18 months
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