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Ilaris for SJIA

Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (also known as systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) is a form of rheumatoid arthritis that begins in childhood. In juvenile idiopathic arthritis, the immune system begins to attack the body (including the joints), causing pain.
There are several different types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. With the systemic type, the entire body can be affected, with additional symptoms such as unexplained rashes, fever, and internal organ problems. Nonsystemic types include the polyarticular and oligoarticular types. 
Ilaris is approved to treat active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis in individuals age two years and older.

How Does This Medicine Work?

Ilaris is a manufactured antibody (a protein normally produced by the immune system). It works by blocking the actions of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), a protein that causes inflammation in the body. People with CAPS or SJIA have increased levels of IL-1β. By blocking the action of IL-1β, Ilaris reduces the inflammation and symptoms associated with CAPS or SJIA.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Ilaris?

Ilaris is approved for use in children as young as four years old for CAPS or as young as two years old for SJIA. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medicine in children.

Can Older Adults Use It?

There were not enough older adults in clinical trials on Ilaris to say for certain whether they would respond to the medicine in the same way as younger age groups. In general, older adults may have an increased risk for certain Ilaris side effects, and therefore may need more careful monitoring.
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