The Potential of JAKs in Fighting JM

In our June 2024 “Ask the Doc” Town Hall, Dr. Julie Paik joins in a Q&A session to shed light on what JAK inhibitors are, how they work in JM, when parents might consider discussing JAKs as a treatment option, and the pros and cons of their use.

Getting the Diagnosis

Getting the Diagnosis. Megan Curran, MD

It often takes a bit of time for children with juvenile myositis (JM) to get a proper diagnosis. This is due to the fact that it is rare, it comes in many different forms, and the disease looks different for each individual. Getting a diagnosis is important no matter how long the process takes. Click […]

Treatment Plans for Juvenile Myositis

Doctor with parent and juvenile myositis patient.

A treatment plan is based on many factors, including the severity and expression of the juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). Each case is different and the symptoms can change over time.

Exercise and Juvenile Myositis

Exercise and Juvenile Mytosis

Over the past few years, exercise in juvenile myositis patients has garnered the attention of experts. Exercise is regarded as an important therapy in JM and should be done whether a child is in active disease or remission.

Understanding Second-Line Treatments and Side Effects

In this presentation, Drs. Curran and Kim explain second-line medications that should be considered after the initial treatment period with induction of treatments already discussed—either the patient cannot tolerate these medications or is still active.

Understanding Treatments and Side Effects

Understanding treatments and side effects with Dr. Megan Curran and Dr. Hanna Kim. Including current and future treatment strategies, immune system overview, steroids and other medications, and more.

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