Evaluation of Airway Resistance in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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

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


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.