Volume 27, Issue 1, March 2016

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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2016;27(1):9-13
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis inside the Hippocratic Corpus
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1: History of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

2: Anatomy Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common rheumatic disease in children. Within the Hippocratic Corpus, it is recognized as a children's disease and its therapeutic treatment is thoroughly proposed. The fact is impressive that the exceptional observation skills of Hippocrates have brought results in the classification of the disease in oligoarthritis and polyarthritis, and in the recognition of the ways of invasion of the disease, acute-subacute-chronic with paroxysms. In therapeutic protocols, he used anti-inflammatory preparations, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and electricity. The quota of the knowledge of the era with the beliefs in modern rheumatology is extremely evident.