Our Priority Research Areas

The EATC4Children is conducting research into the following conditions.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) JIA workstream Image

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is inflammation of one or more joints for which there is no known cause, with all presenting under the age of 16 years.

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JIA - Uveitis

Approximately 10-30% of young people with JIA develop uveitis, which tends to affect children’s eyes over a long time and mainly involves the front part of the eye.

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Juvenile-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus) is a chronic autoimmune disease in children that can affect any part of the body including joints and major organs.

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Bone Health

We address both the common and rare, but complex, genetic or metabolic causes of bone disease in children.

Scleroderma Scleroderma Torso


The EATC4Children is involved in developing outcome measures for JLS and investigating new treatments for JLS and JSS.

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Renal Inflammation

Led by Dr Louise Oni, the programme focuses on IgA vasculitis and neuropathy with patient involvement at it's centre.

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Emerging Areas

EATC4Children continue to work on the development of emerging workstreams, with a focus on Behcet's syndrome, Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) and bronchial inflammation.