J Rheumatol 2021 May 1. Epub 2021 May 1.
Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Corresponding author: Arturo Borzutzky, M.D., Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Diagonal Paraguay 362 of. 807, Santiago, Chile 8330077. E-mail:
Objective: To evaluate the clinical and demographic characteristics of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in Chile and compare treatments and outcomes before and after the introduction in 2010 of the Explicit Health Guarantees (GES) for JIA, a national universal access program for diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
Methods: The clinical records of 280 patients with JIA followed at a private tertiary academic health network between 2007 and 2018 were reviewed.
Results: Sixty-nine percent of JIA patients were female, mean age at diagnosis was 8. Read More