Table 1.

Characteristics of study patients.

CharacteristicsPatients, n = 33
Females31 (94%)
Mean age, yrs (range)14.11 (11.1–18.6)
Duration of symptoms, n*
  < 3 mo10
  > 3 mo, < 12 mo5
  > 12 mo10
  Does not remember8
TMJ involvement, n
JIA diagnosis, n
Medication, n
  Systemic steroids0
  No medication7
  • * Only orofacial symptoms. 25/33 patients were able to remember the duration of their orofacial symptoms.

  • ** Subtype diagnosis was still unknown at the time of examination.

  • *** Intraarticular TMJ steroid injection within the past 3 months. TMJ: temporomandibular joint; JIA: juvenile idiopathic arthritis; NSAID: nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs; IACI: intraarticular corticosteroid injections.