Intra-articular Triamcinolone in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Unsal E., Makay B.

INDIAN PEDIATRICS, no.12, pp.995-997, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.995-997
  • Keywords: Intra-articular injection, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Triamcinolone acetonide, HEXACETONIDE, ACETONIDE, CHILDREN, INJECTIONS, EFFICACY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Thirty-seven children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who were treated with one or more intra-articular triamcinolone acetonide (TA) injections were evaluated. Ninety-five joints were injected with a total number of 125 injections. Complete remission of the joint inflammation lasting at least 6 months was obtained in 62 of 95 injections (65%). Treatment of the joint contractures was successful in 35 of 51 joints (69%). Inpatients with oligoarthritis, 21 of 26 injected joints (81%) were in full remission at six-months. The 6-month remission was significantly lower in the other subtypes of JIA (P<0.01), 41 of 69 (59%) injected joints, when compared to oligoarticular patients. Intra-articular TA injection is an effective and safe therapy for infammatory joint disease in JIA, particularly in the oligoarticular form.