Gabriella Giancane and Angelo Ravelli are at the Università degli Studi di Genova and Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Via G. Gaslini 5, 16147 Genoa, Italy.
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The optimal definition of clinical remission in juvenile idiopathic arthritis is still uncertain. A new study has found that the current criteria for clinically inactive disease do not always identify the same group of patients. Why is there such a discrepancy? And which approach to defining remission is the most advantageous?Refers to Shoop-Whorral, S. J. W. et al. How common is clinically inactive disease in a prospective cohort of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis? The importance of definition. Ann. Rheum. Dis.http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-210511 (2017)