AHRQ: More evidence needed on DMARD use in juvenile arthritis

09/28/2011 | HealthDay News

Although disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs appear to be more effective for treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis than ibuprofen or steroids, not much evidence concerning long-term use exists, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Data indicated better health outcomes in children who received DMARDs, but the researchers noted that there was insufficient data to compare different classes of DMARDs.

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