hrp0095p1-102 | GH and IGFs | ESPE2022

Growth and Growth Delay in Children with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Single Center Study

Cristina Maggio Maria , Genesia Alizzi Clotilde , Corsello Giovanni

Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (sJIA) is a chronic autoinflammatory disease, with significant complications that can give short-term and long-term disability with reduced quality of life. Growth delay and short stature are described in >40% of cases, with a complex pathogenesis. Chronic inflammation, long-term corticosteroids treatment, hepatic involvement, malnutrition decrease IGF-1 and GH biological effects. Corticosteroids inhibit growth velocity, bone maturatio...