May 2020
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  JIA is one of the most common chronic joint diseases in childhood  and represents a series of chronic inflammatory arthritis that develop before the age of 16 years . It normally persists for at least 6 weeks and has no identifiable cause and is significantly distinct from adult rheumatoid arthritis . JIA has been shown to affect up to 150 in 100,000 children around the globe  and has a significant debilitating effect on these young children. Depending on the subtype, TMJ involvement may occur in 17% to 87% and is often dependent on diagnostic criteria and ethnicity.  

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