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Table 4 Clinical signs and pain at palpation according to DMARDs in 221 participants with JIA

From: Prevalence of temporomandibular disorder in children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis – a Norwegian cross- sectional multicentre study

  Current sDMARDs and/or bDMARDs No current sDMARDs and/or bDMARDs p-value*
n n (%) n n (%)
Vertical unassisted jaw movement (> 40 mm) 146 113 (77.4) 75 62 (82.7) 0.361
Painful palpation to masticatory muscles & TMJ 145 80 (72.1) 75 31 (41.3) 0.052
Painful palpation to masticatory muscles 143 62 (43.4) 74 25 (33.8) 0.173
Painful palpation at the TMJ lateral pole 145 49 (33.8) 75 15 (20.0) 0.033
Painful palpation at the TMJ around lateral pole 145 56 (38.6) 75 19 (25.3) 0.049
  1. sDMARDs Synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic-drugs; methotrexate, mykofenolatmofetil, bDMARDs Biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic- drugs; etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab, tocilizumab, abatacept, certolizumab, golimumab, TMJ temporomandibular joint, * Chi-square test