Table 2

 Remission criteria of arthritis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis*

Criteria
*All the criteria should be present for the diagnosis of remission.
†Additionally, no non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or corticosteroid injections were given during the previous two years.
DMARD, disease modifying antirheumatic drug; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
Morning stiffness (min)⩽15
ESR (mm/h)<20
Swollen and tender joints (n)0
Time without DMARDs or systemic prednisone before re-evaluation (years)†2