News Releases Related to Juvenile Arthritis

NEW BOOK FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH JUVENILE ARTHRITIS

ATLANTA, July 1, 2008 – The Arthritis Foundation announces the publication of a new book for
parents of children with juvenile arthritis (JA). Released in conjunction with Juvenile Arthritis
Awareness Month in July, the all-new Raising a Child with Arthritis addresses many of the concerns
parents have about JA – from diagnosis and treatments to family and financial issues. Read More.

 

Arthritis Foundation Comment on Food and Drug Administration Ongoing Safety Review of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers

 Atlanta, June 2008 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an early communication on June 4, 2008 regarding an ongoing safety review of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers (marketed as Remicade, Enbrel, Humira, and Cimzia) and the possible association between the use of these medicines and the development of lymphoma and other cancersin children and young adults. Read More.

 

NEW STUDY UNCOVERS PREVALENCE, BURDEN OF  PEDIATRIC ARTHRITIS IN U.S.

For the first time, data provide a solid benchmark from which to measure changes in prevalence rates
  
Atlanta, December 5, 2007 – A study published in the December issue of Arthritis Care & Research  estimates that 294,000 U.S. children and teenagers under age 18 (or one in 250 children) have been diagnosed with arthritis or another rheumatologic condition.  The study, conducted by the Centers for  Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides for the first time a more accurate estimate of the number of children diagnosed with arthritis and related conditions across the U.S. and within each state, creating a benchmark against which to measure future shifts in occurrence.  Read more.

 


 

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