Evaluation of Airway Resistance in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis


Abul M. H. , Abul Y., Erguven M., Karatoprak E. , KARAKURT S., Celikel T.

PEDIATRIC ALLERGY IMMUNOLOGY AND PULMONOLOGY, vol.27, no.3, pp.138-142, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/ped.2014.0341
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC ALLERGY IMMUNOLOGY AND PULMONOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-142

Abstract

Background: Pneumonitis, pleuritis, and pulmonary interstitial infiltration have been described in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). However, the pulmonary involvement of JIA is not often clinically apparent. There are few studies based on pulmonary function in children having only a diagnosis of JIA. The aim of the present study is to determine whether children with JIA have airway resistance and flow impairments measured by easily applied interrupter technique.