• Enthesitis-related arthritis, family history, etanercept use tied to IBD risk in JIA

    10 days ago - By Healio

    Enthesitis-related arthritis and a family history of autoimmune disease are key risk factors for inflammatory bowel disease in juvenile idiopathic arthritis, according to data published in Rheumatology.
    The researchers additionally found data linking etanercept to a higher incidence of IBD regardless of whether it is combined with methotrexate.
    “Until now, not much was known about risk factors and independent predictors for IBD in JIA,” Joeri W. van Straalen, a PhD student at Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, in the Netherlands,
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