What is the current treatment recommendation for JIA?
Methotrexate 10-15mg/m2/week as first line DMARD.
GI side effects in 12%
Liver transaminase and haematological disturbances occur and need to be monitored.
- Etanercept is a tumour necrosis factor blocker given subcutaneously which has been shown demonstrable improvements.
What are the 11 diagnostic criteria for SLE?
MD SOAP BRAIN
P=photosensitivity, pulmonary fibrosis
I=immunologic (anti-Sm, anti-dsDNA)