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Are the treatments for lupus and juvenile idiopathic arthritis the same?

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Dr. Paul Rosen
Pediatric Rheumatology

In brief: Kid autoimmune Rx

There are medications that overlap for the treatment of children with lupus vs.
Jia. Both are autoimmune conditions and treatment is based on treating with anti-inflammatories (steroids, nsaids) and treating with immunosuppressants (disease modifying agents, and biologics). Not all medications are used for both conditions.

In brief: Kid autoimmune Rx

There are medications that overlap for the treatment of children with lupus vs.
Jia. Both are autoimmune conditions and treatment is based on treating with anti-inflammatories (steroids, nsaids) and treating with immunosuppressants (disease modifying agents, and biologics). Not all medications are used for both conditions.
Dr. Paul Rosen
Dr. Paul Rosen
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Often

The same meds (prednisone, plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) methotrexate) are often used for both diseases.
However, tnf agents are more effective for juvenile arthritis than lupus.

In brief: Often

The same meds (prednisone, plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) methotrexate) are often used for both diseases.
However, tnf agents are more effective for juvenile arthritis than lupus.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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