Juvenile enthesitis-related arthritis: Treatment

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Juvenile Enthesitis Related Arthritis is treated with medicines that reduce inflammation of the joints. Learn about the specific drugs used to treat ERA.

Key points

  • ERA is a disease that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints of the hips, knees, ankles, feet, and lower back.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) help reduce the symptoms of arthritis and enthesitis.
  • Medicines such as prednisone, sulfasalazine, methotrexate, and biologics suppress the immune system and help reduce or stop inflammation.
  • Your child's doctor may also suggest joint injections for quick relief from inflammation.
Last updated: August 12th 2016